Every man has convictions, these are firm personal beliefs that become the anchor of a man's character. The book of Proverbs says as a man thinketh, so is he. Every man has the God given right to think however he pleases. Sometimes a man does not know what to think and so he haphazardly thinks what he hears other men think. Men who struggle to be successful do not have a firm foundation to guide them through the trials of life. Men who succeed in life have a blueprint in their heart that they are dedicated to following.
3 John 1:2 Beloved, I pray above all things that you may prosper and be in good health, even as your soul(spirit) prospers.
Bible prosperity covers your spirit, soul and body and it begins in your heart. The Bible teaches that a seed will meet every need. If a man just begins to sow seed he will be discouraged with the time involved to gain a harvest. You can have faith to sow a seed but run out of that faith when it looks like there will be no harvest. But once you get it settled in your heart, time will never be an issue, you know your harvest will come. When you stand believing for your harvest, the devil will attempt to get you to adopt his thoughts. He will tell you all kinds of lies to discourage you and to question God and His Word.
Mark 4:15 These are they by the way side, where the Word is sown; but when they have heard, satan comes immediately and takes away the Word that was sown in their hearts(minds).
The devil knows that if God's Word ever gets settled in your heart he will not be able to hinder your faith. When a man hears the Word and he resolves to believe and acts on it no matter what comes, this man will prosper. The devil has a key he uses to dissuade every believer, it is the power of reasoning (imaginations). The devil will offer you a hundred reasons why God will not respond to your faith. The devil wastes no time in filling your mind with "his" thoughts, but his tactics don't work on everyone! The child of God who hears the Word and commits to acting on it no matter the circumstances will prosper in the Word he holds fast to. God's Word was never given to make sense, it was given to create faith. Some Christians cannot accept God's Word because they are of the flesh and they must be able to see it, touch it, hear it, taste it and smell it.
2 Timothy 2:19 Never the less the foundation of God stands sure and unmovable, having this seal, the Lord knows them that are His.
If you have accepted Jesus as your Savior and Lord, He knows you and if He knows you He is your foundation. In todays society the truth is not highly regarded, the world has chosen to substitute "their" brand of truth. They call good evil and evil good and they oppose everything they don't agree with. Nothing is working for the world because their foundation is established on a sand box. They always have a back up plan for failure, they can always find someone to blame. Those whose lives are established on the firm foundation have a choice who to blame for any failure. It's either God or them and they always choose themselves. Make the necessary adjustment and continue on to victory. People who have no foundation are constantly tossed to and fro by every new wind someone comes up with. Every man that stands on the foundation God offers lives in perfect peace. He know what he is doing and where he is going.