Updated: Jul 12
I am going to tell you something, and it is a hard truth. You will only be as happy as your thinking allows. You will only accomplish what your thinking allows. I used to live my life full of negative thoughts but wondered why I wasn’t happy. Negative thinking will drain the life out of you. It will fill you with fear and anxiety. It will paralyze you from living the life God has called you to live. Jesus said that He came to give us life more abundantly. Yet how many of us are actually living an abundant life. I know I wasn’t. My circumstances didn’t change until I changed the way I saw life. It wasn’t until I really begin to understand what it means to take every thought captive. Have you ever had a great day and thought about something that makes you mad? If we can choose what we think about, then we must choose thoughts that give us life. Reject all thoughts that drain your life. I know it isn’t easy, but it is possible. This is coming from someone who spent her whole life dealing with negative thinking.
I remember one moment at the beginning of my marriage when my husband took me to a beautiful home. As we walked through the home I begin to feel more and more upset. Not because I didn’t love it, but because I couldn’t see us being able to afford something like this one day. “Why did you bring me here?” I asked him. It felt cruel to make me want something that was out of my reach. I was so filled with negative thoughts that I couldn’t even have faith that one day I could be here. Now I live in a beautiful home that I love because I changed my thinking. Before we ever purchased our home I first wrote it down on paper and every day I would say, “I thank you God that you have given me a beautiful home.” I first had to think about the situation from a positive point of view, and it helped to ignite my faith. Then my faith pushed me to action, and now we have a home.
I want you to take a moment and think about what thoughts are holding you back. Be honest with yourself. Once you identify them I want you to write down the opposite.
Negative thought: I am always broke.
Write down on paper the positive opposite.
I always have money in abundance.
Do this with every negative thought you have. Once you are finished, you will have a list of positive affirmations that you will read every day. Read your affirmation as many times a day as you need to. Life and death is in the power of your tongue. Use that power to bring life!