Keep on the sunny side of life. Keep your chin up. I’m a real glass half full kind of a guy. Don’t let the door hit you where the good Lord split you.
Except for that last one (which I learned from a guy I was training to drive a church bus for a Wednesday night kids program…who said this when he was dropping off a kid…needless to say, he didn’t last) we’ve all heard these confessions encouraging us to think positively. Sometimes it’s really difficult to do though, right?!
All of us swing through seasons of doubt and frustration; it’s a part of life. But here’s what we’ve got to get – as Christ followers the challenge is to pull ourselves through this. Maybe that’s putting too much of the responsibility on us, and not God?
Here’s what I know – God can give us all the strength we need, yet we hold the key to changing our mindset and our will. Sometimes it’s comforting to wallow in self-pity, throwing a depression party for ourselves. But we have to refuse to live there and set our souls (mind, emotions, will, etc.) to seeing things the way God see’s them. Allowing Him to renew our thought process!
WE have to decide to allow God to step in and renew our mind on whatever it is that’s pulling our mind/emotions down in the pit.
WE hold the keys to whether this situation will make us bitter or better.
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WE can fast/pray/intercede all we want, but until _________________________ (insert your name) decides to join the Caleb’s and Joshua’s of our world (Numbers 13:14), refusing to give a bad report like the other ninny’s, nothing is going to change!
Today, will you choose to be a ninny naysayer, or a person of good report, standing out from the others, seeing things through God’s eyes! What do you think?
Numbers 13:14 30Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.”
Numbers 14:24 24But because my servant Caleb has a different spirit and follows me wholeheartedly, I will bring him into the land he went to, and his descendants will inherit it.