You: Positive or Negative

Are you a positive or a negative person? Your answer is important. It will be pleasing or displeasing to God, and good or bad for your health.

Purify your thoughts by driving out the wrong concepts and replacing them with Bible oriented ideas. A critical negative spirit needs to be purified. If you are going to think the Christ thoughts, the mind must be purified of negativism.

Start your day by praying, “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.” (Psalm 143:8)

A study shows that for every one negative input, eleven positive inputs are necessary to counteract it.

There is a book entitled “The Theory of Twenty-One” in which the author shows, as a result of research, that out of every 21 people, 20 think negatively about everything. Only one is a positive person. Are you the one? Hopefully you are. If not, you can be.

In a book entitled “Hide-N-Seek,” persons are urged to inventory their 16 closest relatives. Be objective as to who among them was negative, and who are positive. Most persons will conclude they were reared in a negative environment. 

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” (Romans 12:2)

The Lord challenged and assured Joshua with these words workable in your life today, “Don’t be afraid just stand still and watch the Lord rescue you today The Lord himself will fight for you just stay calm.” (Exodus 14:13)

That is God’s way of saying, “Be cool, I am here and I love you. Just be cool.” The way to do this is to “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (I Peter 5:7)

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)

If you are not the one out of twenty-one, you can become one.

In his book “The Land of Beginning Again” by Louise Fletcher Tarkington there is a way of transformation.

“So I wish that there were some wonderful place
Called the Land of Beginning Again
Where all out mistakes and all our heartaches,
And all our poor selfish grief
Could be dropped like a shabby old coat at the door
And never put on again.”

You can do it. That place is at the foot of the cross. There “…if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature.” (II Corinthians 5:17) That one being a new you.