You Have the Power to Overcome Negativity
How do you combat the negativity?
This scripture is one of my favorites, but for me, it is one of the most difficult. I feel lost in a pool of darkness filled with those negative and apathetic types. YUCK!
I feel like a fly stuck on flypaper. NOT a pretty picture.
I think the Apostle Paul was one of the first motivational speakers. He, of all people, understood the hardships that happen to someone, but he also knew that focusing on those negative things would only breed more negativity.
When Paul says, “keep your thoughts continually fixed,” he is telling us to ignore those things that could cause us to fall into those things that would get us into trouble.
Do you know why horses where those blinders? Because EVERYTHING scares them. Horses don’t have good peripheral vision.
Neither do, you or, I…
Sure, we have these hopes and dreams and if we don’t have, a clear vision of how to get there, distraction is certain.
Over 500 years ago, a French philosopher by the name of Michel de Montaigne said,
“My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened.”
Things haven’t changed much has it?
So how do we stop the worry?
We have to focus on the things that are “authentic and real,” NOT imagined.
I tend to think put ideas and put thoughts into the minds of other people. I imagine that they might not like me.
Again, we can rely on Paul to set us straight!
He says if we focus on those things that are “honorable and admirable, beautiful and respectful, pure and holy, merciful and kind,” we won’t assume the worst.
So, I can Dianna-fy this verse by saying…
“STOP imagining the worst in people and expect the best!”
“So, what does all this mean? If God has determined to stand with us, tell me, who then could ever stand against us?” Romans 8:31 [TPT]