Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Power of the Positive...I learned this firsthand...

So many times we go through crisis, deal with compromising situations, and make hard decisions in our lives.  It's so easy to see the bad or down side of things..so easy to be pessimistic..so easy for us to throw ourselves a pity party....so easy to forget who we belong to....

We always hear about "speak life, not death" or "power of life and death are in the tongue" and so many times it's treated as just that, something we hear but don't believe.  But those sayings are true whether or not it is based on a part of the Bible or not.

Have you ever known someone to talk down about themselves and they live in such a way that they fully embody the things that they said about themselves???  No job, no direction in life, no life, no SO (significant other), no transportation, no higher education, no will power, no happiness,  no opportunity for ANYTHING good to happen...ALWAYS complaining...

At the same time, look at people who have made goals for themselves and you hear them always speaking positively about the process they're going through, even if they have setbacks or failures, they remain positive.  Every time something bad or unplanned happens in the life of an optimist, they make sure they see it as not a total waste...they learn a lesson from it and keep going. They put themselves in the way to be influenced by a more positive source whether that source is God, other people or something they read, watch or listen to. There is power is positivity, whether we're alone or in larger groups.  You ever notice how much you can accomplish when you're positive?  Think of the show Biggest Loser....the contestants had some major hurdles to jump mentally, emotionally, and physically....but then look at their results...

Sometimes we need to "man up" or sleep on an issue (whether it's figuratively or actually speaking)....this is something that I've had to do many times.  When we are faced with some kind of conflict we have to remain in control of our actions, thoughts and words.  We don't just affect ourself when we don't, but we affect anyone who is within reach (physically--within earshot, emotionally, spiritually and mentally--think of being on the "same page" with someone where they can identify with you).  We can change the opinion that someone has of us if they catch us on a bad day...

All Satan has to do is catch us on the day where things are poppin' off all over and we have a bad attitude...but we can counteract that happening if we remember to stay positive from the jump....About a week ago I was talking to my BFF and we had both been thinking (on our own) about how to be more positive about the things we deal with in everyday life and go through with our marriages and friendships  ...I have had to make it a point to be more positive..(yes people, I'm not ALWAYS happy, optimistic and cheery...I have my bad days too...lol). Now I'm not saying that it is easy, cause of course after committing myself to it, that stand was tested, just yesterday...

But remembering that GOD always has our best interest in mind, we can have a more optimistic outlook on our lives.  We may be in a place where we're doing things or acting in such a way that is contrary to how we should be but that doesn't mean that we GOD can't get ourselves out of those situations and be in a better state of mind. And that's another thing....it's not us that does anything for ourselves....it's going to be GOD that gets us out from where we're at.  (This does not mean that we don't sit back and do nothing to clear our the issues/negativity/hinderances). 

I read an article the other day that made me think of something....it was about "empty apologies", you know, screwing up then having the "oops, i'm sorry about that (again) God" mentality. (That's a whole 'nother blog right there....lol)  Well that can be applied to being positive....we can talk positivity and write positivity ALL DAY LONG, but it makes no difference if we don't believe that what we're positive about will come to pass...and that there is some good in the situation (even if it is just the lesson that we will learn).

Stay Strong, Committed and Positive :-)