Change Your Thinking
“This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.’” (2 Chronicles 20:15)
Every morning, when you first get up, set your mind for success. Almost like a magnet, we draw in what we constantly think about, and it becomes a battlefield in our mind. If we dwell on depressing, negative thoughts, we will be depressed and negative. If we think positive, happy, joyful thoughts, our life will reflect that and attract other upbeat, positive people. Our life follows our thoughts.
And our thoughts also affect our emotions. We will feel exactly the way we think. You cannot expect to feel happy unless you think happy thoughts. Conversely, it’s impossible to remain discouraged unless you first think discouraging thoughts. So much of success and failure in life begins in our minds.
I hear people say, “I never get any breaks. Nothing good ever happens to me. I knew I wasn’t going to get that promotion.” Unfortunately, they get exactly what they expect. “But you don’t understand,” you may be saying. “My health is going downhill.” Or “My marriage is not what should be,” or “I’m having so many financial problems.”
Friend, your life is not going to change until you first change your thinking. You may be in negative circumstances today; you may have unfair things happening to you. But don’t make the mistake of dwelling on those things. You’ve got to get your mind moving in a new, positive direction. Don’t wait to see what kind of day it’s going to be before you decide whether you’re going to be positive. Set your mind now!