What you think, you are. Now don’t read too much into that statement, but I think it has a lot of truth to it. I’ve noticed that when I think of positive things, things usually go more positive for me. I’ve also noticed that when I think of the worst and look for bad things to happen, they usually do.
I’ve always been a pretty positive person. I’m usually able to see the positive in people and in situations because I try not to allow myself to be negative. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m also realistic about things and a bit of a perfectionist, but I always think positive about those situations.
When things aren’t as perfect as I’d like them, I think about what could be done to make them better…not that they are imperfect. When I see a flaw in myself or someone else, I think about what could be, not what isn’t.
I find that when I think in positive terms, life goes a lot smoother. When something goes wrong and I think about the solution, it usually works out. Of course, if you’re surrendered to Christ, you have this promise…
Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those that love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
That scripture alone gives us hope and peace. To know that God works things out for our good and for His purpose allows us to be positive even in the most difficult of situations.