Some days I wake up and all that’s swimming around my head is negativity and pessimism.
“Oh today’s gonna be tough…so many things to do and settle…”
“Man…my to-do list gets longer…”
“Sigh…here we go again…”
Starting the day like that leaves you sapped. You feel drained even before your day begins. Your body starts to ache too, almost as if it’s echoing and manifesting every bit of unwillingness that your mind is harbouring. Your back is sore, your shoulders sour.
“Why not go for a massage or spa… relieve some stress…”
That is not faith. That is wallowing in self-defeat. It’s losing the battle even before it’s fought. Don’t get tired at life’s problems; problems will ALWAYS be around.
It doesn’t mean you live in self-denial, as if problems didn’t exist. Be tired at the condescending voice that tells you that you can’t overcome whatever you’re going through!
Don’t be fed lies that eat away your spirit and your fight. Even a king can be brought down by negative thoughts.
Every time there’s too much negativity going on in my head, I remember this verse…
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.
Keep away negative thoughts! I choose to think of the good that there is around me, not just the problems and challenges. That’s why I go to church! To get a dose of faith (just like how some of you need a dose of coffee). Or, I put on a sermon, and play an uplifting song.
Here’s a good start:
I promise for tomorrow, I’ll choose to have faith when I open my eyes! After all, as a man thinks, so he is.