I read this post the other day about how not to be a negative person, and I loved what it had to say.
It affirmed that we have the power to be negative or the power to be positive; that we can change our lens through which we’re looking at our life and our circumstances… and that our faith, and what God tells us, is what can transform us.
Arabah from Arabah Joy writes, “Being a positive person isn’t just a matter of thinking positively. It is a matter of thinking positively of God.
“Retraining our eyes:
“Yes, they knew God, but they wouldn’t worship Him as God or even give Him thanks. And they began to think up foolish ideas of what God was like. As a result, their minds became dark and confused.” Romans 1:21
“Our lamp becomes dark when we doubt our God. Our vision is distorted when we distrust our Creator.
“Our perspective is skewed when we prioritize what our circumstances tell us instead of who God says He is.
“The word for “worship” in Romans 1:21 is “doxazo” and means “to exalt, to magnify.”
“The eye is our lens, our glass, our magnifier. And whatever we magnify is what we worship.
“We can either magnify our circumstances….or we can magnify our God.
“Isn’t this the way to keep your lamp bright? Stop looking at things the way everyone else does! Stop interpretting life according to the ways and rules of this world. Look instead through the lens of a good God.”
I bet some of us needed to hear this! 😉
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