I awoke this morning with lots of negative thoughts about myself and others. I knew right away that I needed an attitude tune-up. The enemy tried to get me to focus on past mistakes I had made and the wrong I felt had been done to me.
I had to STOP and READJUST my thinking.
The same goes for you when that old devil tries to steal your joy, your contentment, your happiness, your peace, your whatever…
We need to think positive thoughts rather than negative ones.
We should focus on things above, where Christ dwells, and not focus on things on this earth when the enemy is attacking our mind.
I know there are times when we don’t want to deal with people because of our ‘negative’ attitude. We’d like to stay in our homes, with the doors locked, in our pajamas, and not talk to anyone – in person, on the phone, or electronically.
But we can’t really do that, can we?
Not all of the times, anyway.
Our attitude needs adjusting.
We can’t change people but we can change ourselves, with the help of the Holy Spirit. Many times others react to our behaviors and persona so if we’re emitting negative vibes, others may react accordingly.
“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” Zig Ziglar
And we can’t lock ourselves in our homes and avoid people.
I know, we rationalize that if we stay in the house and avoid people, we won’t say something to offend someone, do something to offend another person, and Lord forbid, do or say something that would be unbecoming as a child of God.
But we’ve got this…
We will look on the positive side.
We will think good thoughts.
We will look toward heaven.We will do what Philippians 4:8 tells us to do. We will think on things that are lovely, that is true, that is noble, that is right, that is pure, that is admirable—that is excellent or praiseworthy— We will think about such things. (NIV)
Nothing contributes more to cheerfulness than the habit of looking at the good side of things._____________________William B. Ullathorne