Topic: Choosing Positive Thinking [November 28, 2016]
How precious and weighty also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How vast is the sum of them! — Psalm 139:17
A confident person is a positive person. Confidence and negativity do not go together. They are like oil and water; they simply do not mix. I used to be a very negative person, but, thank God, He showed me that being positive is much more fun and fruitful.
When encouraged to think positively, people often retort, “That is not reality.” But it has been said that 90 percent of what we worry about never happens. Why do people assume that being negative is more realistic than being positive?
Thinking positive thoughts is a simple matter of whether we want to look at things from God’s perspective or Satan’s. Are you doing your own thinking, choosing carefully to think thankful, positive thoughts—or are you passively thinking whatever kind of thoughts fill your mind? Thinking negatively makes you miserable. Why be miserable when you can be happy?
Prayer of Thanks: Father, I am so thankful that I can choose what thoughts to dwell on. With Your help, I can reject negative thinking, and I can focus on thoughts based on Your Word. Thank You that I can be a confident, positive person.