“Do everything without grumbling or arguing.” – Philippians 2:14
Sometimes we can take an otherwise perfect day or situation and turn it into something completely opposite with negativity. It’s easy to do, and hard to erase once you get into the habit.
Our outlook on life can change and it can influence those around us. When we look for the negative in everything, that is what we will find; however, when we look for the good, it is there also. There is a purpose hidden in every situation. (Philippians 2:13)
“But test them all; hold on to what is good.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:21
Negativity can lead to anger, and can contaminate your spirit. You usually never feel better after an outburst, or not for long anyway. Anger can give the devil a foothold. It’s a lethal killer (Ephesians 4:27)
“To be made new in the attitude of your minds” – Ephesians 4:23
When you come to God, you are made into a new creature. (2 Corinthians 5:17) The way we think about situations, and handle them should be much different than our old nature. Doesn’t mean we won’t slip and fall into our old nature; however, God is there to help us right the wrongs. It’s a process, since old habits die hard, and we still have to live in our sinful flesh. It takes prayer to die to our flesh daily. (Romans 8:13)
Positive thinking can lead to more positive outcomes. It affects every part of your life, even your health.
“A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.” – Proverbs 15:13
“Your attitude is the aroma of your heart. If your attitude stinks, your heart isn’t right.” – Facing The Giants.