Topic: Stop Thinking Negative [Wednesday April 11, 2018]
“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”Joshua 1:8 KJV
Stop thinking negative. Wake up in the morning, thinking good. Only good will knock at your door. The Bible tells us that only the sound of rejoicing shall be heard in the camp of the righteous. The sound of rejoicing is what you are entitled to. When a mailman knocks at your door with a mail that is not yours, you tell him wrong address. When the devil knocks at your door, you tell him “Hey, wrong address”. Whatever knocks at your door that is contrary to the will of God, wrong address! It is not for you.
Control your emotions by using the word of God. “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:4, 5 KJV). Don’t let your imagination run wild. Any form of imagination that is against your wellbeing is a vain imagination, and it must not be accepted. You belong to a different class. You belong to the class of champions and winners and class of the excellent. You must never allow negativism. Break loose from all kinds of negative emotions. Use God’s word. Declare the word over your life every day.
There is always a tendency to have negative emotions. It is part of life. However, God did not leave us without provisions to handle it. It is your responsibility to handle negative emotions with His provisions. His promises! Write them on your fridge. Paste them on your doors. Put it on your toilet doors. Continue to behold them so that you can be activated in the faith that God has given you.
Further Reading: Psalm 23
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- 1 Samuel 17-18; Evening- Luke 11:1-28
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.