Do Not Focus on The Negative Things (Noon)
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
Danielle received a call from her boss. He told her that she was laid off. She was very surprised by the sudden notification. She cried after hanging up the phone and shut herself in the room. Her husband was not working at that time either. She was very worried thinking about how to provide for her family’s needs later. Her mind was filled with negative things.
Unlike Danielle, her husband remained calm. He assured his wife that all would be fine. He started to improve his cooking skills and then sold food online. Danielle supported and helped her husband. God’s blessings began to be poured out, and what Danielle was worried about did not come true. She now realizes that negative thoughts will only make her more desperate and lose God’s blessings. She also learned to always think positively and this turned out to bring joy and peace.
Yes, thinking about negative things will make our spirits dry out over time. We may be in a bad state right now, but don’t let us fill our minds with negative things. We must fill our minds with the good ones, one of which is the Word of God. Think that God has never left us. All these challenges we face, think that it is all the period of preparation to receive a miracle. Remember that God is in control of our lives and not our thoughts. By having the right thoughts, we can stay calm and believe good things will happen. Peace will be given to our hearts and our spirits will be revived.
DON’T FOCUS ON THE NEGATIVE THOUGHTS. Fill our mind with THE POSITIVE ONES.
1. Have you ever been dwelled in negative thoughts? What is that about?
2. How do you feel when you focus on negative things?
3. How do you shift the focus of your mind to positive ones?
“Jesus, forgive us if we are still focused on the negative things that we experienced. Enable us to think about the right things, O Lord. We believe there is peace in You. In the name of the Lord Jesus, we pray. Amen.”