I’m sure you’ve heard a motivational speaker talk about various ways to improve your life. One popular topic they seem to use is having a positive mental attitude. I know one speaker who said that our world was almost designed negative. He’d ask questions like, “Why does a loaf of bread have two ends instead of two beginings?” and “Why do we wake up to an ALARM clock?” Life is kinda negative sometimes, but that doesn’t mean we have to live with a negative outlook.
It can be so tempting to have a negative attitude. Our world seems to be focused on sin, death, corruption, perversion, and all manner of evil. God commands us to live differently. God tells us to think on and about things that are: true, honest, just, pure, lovely, and of good report. (Philippians 4:8) God tells us to “Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers,” Ephesians 4:29. God wants us to think and speak positively.
It may seem to be very rudimentary, but living with a positive attitude isn’t as easy as it would seem. How many times do you find yourself thinking about the direction of your government or society and you begin to think negative thoughts. Your thoughts stray, and soon enough it seems like you have factored God out of your life. Think on God. His very existence brings hope. Faith can make or break us as Christians. If we listen to the lies of Satan, we will find ourselves demoralized and doubting. God says that the “joy of the Lord is your strength,” Nehemiah 8:10. How can we have the joy of the Lord if we do not allow Him to transform our life.
I would challenge you, seek to think on God. Remember Him in all your situations. God is in control. If you have accepted Him as your Savior than your life is worth living and you have a bright future. When life throws things at you, remember your God. He has brought you this far, and He will bring you through whatever comes.
“Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:” – Philippians 1:6