Choose to Focus on the Positive
`”A woman of noble character who can find?
She is worth far more than rubies
her husband has full confidence in her
and lacks nothing of value”
Philippians 4: 4-9
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the Peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me – put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”
If you are a capable woman, there are two thing that you don’t do, and that is complain and give up. They look at the situation from all direction and either take charge and come up with a plan to overcome the problem or have enough faith in God and Jesus Christ to accept that there are some things you can not change.
Sometimes we feel like an island, all alone on an island, but this is just not true. We touch and leave our mark on everything around you. The best attitude that we can gift to the people around us is to be optimistic with a can do attitude. We have to realize that our physical health, emotional well-being are all tied up with a nice bow with our mental state. If one of them is whacky, then all of them are out of whack. Scientific research backs this up, study after study: laughter and joy are healers, and stress as well as negativity are killers and destroyers of the spirit and soul. In a more comprehensive study it states that people who are positive live longer than people who are always negative, about 30 years.
The Bible, though, said it first:
A cheerful heart is good medicine,
but a broken spirit saps a person’s strengths.
Now, let’s talk about how we treat people. The golden rule in how we are suppose to treat other people is that we love them and treat them the way we want to be treated. By looking for the good and treating everyone with kindness, you will find that they will treat you better and their best will come out and shine for all to see.
The same is fully realized in circumstances also due to fact that they are highly influenced by people. Just like there is good in people if you look, you can bring out the good even if it is merely the opportunity to become a more compassionate, wiser or patient person. Always look for the positive and the lesson. The Bible tells us to “Seek and ye shall find.” (Matthew 7:7)
If all you ever do is look at the negative side of this world, don’t be surprised if that is all you get. It is up to you and how you see the world around you. Your glass can be half-full with the hope of Christ or half-empty with the doom of this world and by giving yourself over to Satan. Be happy and you can see all that is right with the world, live longer, happy, healthy lives or you can be miserable for the rest of your life.
There are several problems with being negative all the time. It is that it loves company by making all the people around you unhappy. Your perspective will bring you down and you will be depressed all the time. It will rob you of your peace and your joy. It will ruin your health as well., and erase years from you life.
An enormous step in the journey to becoming the woman that God wants you to be is by learning to discipline our minds to focus on what’s optimism and right than what’s wrong in this world.
“Be Transformed by the renewing of your mind”
You mind is the BATTLEFIELD! Get that straight right now. What is going on in your mind will decides your attitudes, beliefs, actions. It can either help you or hinder you. You can’t be a fence sitter in this. Being POSITIVE is the GOAL! By renewing your mind with positive personal statements of God’s Truth, your thoughts become your ally instead of being against you.
The reasons why the daily AFFIRMATIONS are vitally important is because they help feed your mind positive statements of God’s Truth. You need to do more than read them one or twice and be done with them. What you really need to do is recite them over and over and over again until you are saying them in your sleep and let them transform you from the inside out.
The most wondrous things will stop to happen as you fill your mind with God’s truth and all the blessings that He has done in your life and desires to do in the future, the negativity of the world around you will eventually get washed away.
New positive thoughts leads changes in attitude. Gradually, as the attitude turns so does the words you speak and the way you respond to the situations that the world throws at you. Your behavior and the actions you take also change. Just as an example, “You won’t yell as much!” LOL The best part of becoming more positive is that the people around you will respond to you differently and your circumstances will begin to change for the better. You will find yourself in a positive cycle of blessing.
AFFIRMATION: I choose to focus on the positive, especially the truth of God’s Word; therefore my life is filled with positive outcomes.