It’s hard to believe Christmas is only seven days away, but even more hard to believe 2017 is right around the corner! As the old saying goes, out with the old and in with the new – but who knows what the new year will bring? If you’re anything like me, sometimes not knowing what the future holds can elicit a level of stress and worry. No matter how much we love Jesus, the unknown can be scary.
This is exactly what I talked about in today’s Proverbs 31 devotion, When You Can’t See The Road Head. I shared the story of a blind man who, upon hearing that Jesus was coming, ran with full vigor in His direction, unconcerned about what lie ahead that might trip him or cause him hurt. It was my studying of this story, where God truly spoke to my heart about not worrying about what lies ahead, but trusting Him to be my Guide.
You see, my life has undergone a major change this past year, and I’ll tell you more about that in just a few weeks. But no matter what life tosses our way, any kind of change can be scary. Change means that everything is new, and the old ways or what seemed normal are no longer. When we experience any type of change, especially when we have no idea what that change will mean to our future, we are all faced with a life impacting decision. A decision I dare say many of us don’t take time to ponder on – or even acknowledge – is a choice we must make.
That choice is our conscious decision to be positive or negative. To be an optimist, or to be a pessimist. To have joy despite our circumstances, or let our circumstances dictate our joy. As for me, God has helped me to see the importance of choosing to be positive, optimistic and joy-full, despite the changes in my life. He’s also allowed me to walk through the darkness at times, and experience the consequences of not making the choice to think positive.
Maybe today you are going through a difficult time, and have been for quite a while, and honestly can’t remember the last time you felt truly happy. Or maybe your circumstances have been so hard for so long, and unasked for and unexpected changes have happened in your life, that you honestly don’t think you could ever really be happy again, no matter what. The unknown seems scary, and parked a black cloud over your attitude.
Let me tell you, sweet friend, that neither of those statements have to be true or have to remain true for you. Your happiness is up to you, not your circumstances and not other people. All you have to do is make the choice to change your mindset and learn to control your thoughts instead of letting them control you.
The woman who chooses to be an optimist today lays the foundation for a life of joy and peace tomorrow.
If you’re that woman who needs to make the choice to be positive today, leave a comment and let me know and I will personally be praying for you this week! #thinkpositive
In other news …………
In today’s devotion, I announced my upcoming new book release! I am beyond excited about getting this message into the world and I hope you’ll consider joining me in my quest to spread the message of transforming minds and adopting more positive outlooks which leads to more positive lives!
I am so excited to open up the Launch Team application for my brand new book releasing April 1, 2017, titled Unsinkable Faith: God-filled Strategies for Transforming the Way You Think, Feel and Live. I can honestly say God has forced me to live out this message over the past year in my own life, and I am more convinced now than ever that a negative mind will never lead to a positive life.
When we allow God to transform our thoughts and minds, He in turn transforms our lives and helps us be optimistic, joyful and hopeful – even when our circumstances might dictate otherwise. A changed mind will always result in a positively changed life if we commit to #thinkpositive one thought, and one day, at a time.
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UNSINKABLE FAITH LAUNCH TEAM?!
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