Arriving at our desired dream or not, is under our control. The fuel that drives our lives and sets us on course, to our desired destination, are our thoughts.
Proverbs 23:7 says “as a man thinks in his heart, so is he…”
Have you ever noticed how easy it is to think, talk and fixate on negative things? Our world is geared to create negative thoughts.
Pick up the paper and the headlines read of a story that focuses on something negative and destructive. Open up your computer and the web floods you with the same. Turn on the tv and your senses are bombarded with it.
In Hebrews 11:6, the bible tells us that “it is impossible to please God without faith.” Negative thoughts and conversations DO NOT help build or strengthen our faith.
To be positive, think good thoughts, carry uplifting conversations and build faith, will take a calculated effort on our part. If you want to be a more positive and uplifting person, you will have to work at it.
Because there are so many negative, faith destroying things coming against us and our faith all the time, we need to be intentional about what our minds and mouths are doing. Whether we realize it or not, our hearts and lives are being influenced by our thoughts.
Lets do an experiment.
Lets spend the next 24 hours concentrating and recognizing whether our thoughts and conversations are positive or negative. Lets watch what’s influencing us and make a mental note on whether or not the world around us is helping build our faith, or trying to destroy it.
Pay attention to the music we listen to, what we watch on tv or online and the things we want to talk about and how we speak to others.
Positive people are more enjoyable to be around. I admit, that lately, I’ve not been enjoyable to be around.
My desire is to be more positive, faith building and enjoyable as a person. How about you?
(featured photo by Berry Yarbrough)