I recently read a quote that said, “I am what I am today because of what I believed about myself yesterday. And I will be tomorrow, what I believe about myself today.”
Not only does that speak volumes to where our lives are now, but it also speaks volumes to where our lives are heading.
If you regularly think thoughts like, “I can’t catch a break, nothing ever works out for me, I have nothing to offer, who would want to go out with me, I’m so broke I can’t pay attention, life is unfair, people are always judging me.” There’s a good chance you’re unhappy, uninspired, lonely, and probably broke.
Thoughts really are things, and unfortunately the wrong kind can polarize our lives and become self-fulfilling prophecies.
Have you been around people who constantly complain and walk around with scowls on their faces wondering why people aren’t nicer to them? Don’t they just inspire you to go up and talk to them? Not hardly! Their thoughts and attitudes push people away.
On the other hand, have you been around people who always seem to have a smile on their face? They attract good things and people like a magnet. After all, who doesn’t want to be around someone who is happy, pleasant, friendly and engaging?
The million dollar question is. Are people the way they are because of the circumstances in their lives; or is it their beliefs and focus that tend to affect their circumstance? Definitely food for thought! I believe it’s the later.
Deep in our hearts we all want to be loved and accepted. It is however our thoughts and focus that will ultimately determine if we attract that love and acceptance into our lives, or push it away.
Trials and tribulation, time and chance, and hard knocks happen to us all. It is once again our focus, and how we deal with situations that will determine how we come through the trials and tribulations; and the quality of the life we live.
As a child of God you have an advocate who wants the best for you and can help you through anything. The caveat to that is, God will not do for you what you can or should do for yourself. He will give you the strength and ability to get through it; but it is you that must have the faith and tenacity to push ahead and not give up.
You must make a decision to change, and then become proactive by searching the scriptures and and everywhere else for solutions to your situation, problem, or limited way of thinking.
Start filling your mind with good, happy and positive thoughts. Read inspiring books and stories; create and read positive affirmations; and start looking for and expecting good things in your life.
Don’t just hope for good in your life, BELIEVE for good in your life!
Another thing to keep in mind is, birds of a feather flock together. If you’re hanging out with turkey’s its going to be next to impossible to fly with eagles. You need to surround yourself with positive and upbeat people if you want to be a positive and upbeat person. Keep in mind, real friends want the best for you, not to see you miserable and unhappy.
If i’ts unavoidable that you are around a negative person all the time, guard your mind from their thoughts and keep them lifted in prayer. God willing, you can bring them over to your side.
Lastly, stop talking about your problems all the time, it only makes you focus on them all the more.
Start changing your focus and you will surly begin to change your life!
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