Hello Readers & Followers,
It's a new week! Thank God for preserving our lives and thank God for His mercy over us. The Bible says God's mercies are new every morning. For God's mercies to be new every morning, it means there is no expiry date to God's mercy towards us. How incredible! What a merciful God we serve. Praise be to God Most High!
Sometimes as Christians, we find it easier to think positively when things are going well for us and when things are going well around us. However, what about when things are not going well, do we still think positively or are there times we become afraid and worried? It is not unusual if you have been afraid. However, this is not God's plan for our lives. Most times, our thoughts do not automatically align with God's words. No wonder the Bible says that we should bring every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5b). God is wanting us to subject every thought to the Word of God.
There was an incident that occurred in the Bible whereby the Israelites had trusted God to lead them out of captivity. They cried out to God and God led them out of captivity. However, not long after they became free, as they were on their way to the Promised Land, the Israelites became fearful at the sight of any challenge (facing the red sea, lack of food and water etc.) and they complained to Moses and Aaron about these.
They took their focus away from God, they stopped focusing on God's faithfulness and what God had done for them in the past. Unfortunately, this affected their generation as they did not see the Promised Land even though they knew it flowed with milk and honey; they were not ready to endure any challenge. If only the Israelites had subjected their thoughts and challenges to God. If only they had asked God for help as God is never tired of us asking Him for help.
To think positively in the midst of challenges,
- Look to Jesus in every situation
- Remember that you belong to Jesus, thus, He will never leave you nor forsake you
- Keep your focus on God's promises. God's promises will play a significant role in shaping your thoughts and maintaining a positive attitude.
- Speak out loud God's promises against negative thoughts. Think the promises and speak out the promises.
- Keep asking God to help you. Never stop asking for God's help.
As you keep your focus on God's promises, you will start believing that God will make everything to work out for your good.
The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 4:17-18:
"For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary but the things which are not seen are eternal."
The above Scripture is advising us to see more than the present and for us to look at what is to come which will be full of glory. This reminds me of Psalm 30:5b which says:
"Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning."
It is God's desire for your thoughts to be positive. So, keep taking charge of your thoughts using the Word of God.
"And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honourable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise" - Philippians 4:8
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May the peace of God rule your heart in Jesus' name.
Have a lovely week!
Yours in Christ,
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