Power of Positive Thinking

Yep –  its Wednesday… I failed to post yesterday (sigh)!   I did have a few inspired ideas that never came to pass… my day was ‘discouraging’ to say the least!~  I hate those days!  Oddly enough,  I seem to be having more discouraging days than not since Jan. 1…..  I am struggling to keep my mind on the positive things!  There are so so many things I am thankful for…yet my mind wants to be discouraged!   It is my choice to seize the power of positive thinking.

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“Thou shalt rejoice in every good thing which the Lord Thy God hath given unto thee.”  Deuteronomy 26:11

“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in ALL circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”   I Thessalonians 5:16-18

“Do not be anxious about anything…. Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable; if anything is excellent or praiseworthy~think about such things.”   Philippians 4:6, 8

“The joy of the Lord is your strength.”   Nehemiah 8:10

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God has used these verses regularly with me… along with a few others I will share another discouraging day!    Now ….these verses automatically come to my mind when I struggle with my attitude or with life’s seemingly endless struggles!   These verses encourage me to find my joy…  to redirect my own thoughts to the things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable and excellent.  I can go through the things in my life and say… My life is good – true.  My children are lovely.  My husband is excellent.  My intentions are pure.  My God is noble.  My friends are lovely.  My ‘job’  (a stay home mommy & home educator) is right. People in my life are admirable (not perfect).  My life is excellent.  God calls me to him… it is my choice to go.   God loves me… it is my choice to accept it.  God offers me peace … it is my choice to accept it.  God does great things in my life – even in the things I see as hard – it is my choice to see His blessings in the midst.  Thank you God for the reminder to actively seek you and give you Thanks – even when I feel discouraged!  I plan on spending my day redirecting my thoughts to those things which I am thankful for … and not worry about the things I can not change.   Hm…. I think I get discouraged when I worry!?

How   do  you  grasp  the  power  of  positive  thinking   when  you  are  feeling discouraged ?!!   Comments are always welcome ~  🙂

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  • 1 Keri @ Spirit of Power yazmış:

    I just recently talked about this too. It can be tough to be joyful when you feel discouraged. I really like the Phillipians scripture you quoted, very comforting!

    Very much enjoying your blog, BTW.

    I added a button to subscribe to the RSS feed for Spirit of Power – stop by again soon!

    -Keri

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