Once again this truth has rescued me. I first published “Every Thought Positive” on January 25, 2013 and again on January 15, 2015. This year I am making it my central focus.
I have once again been rescued. When I reread this article on the last day of 2015, I realized how much I had allowed negative thinking to leak into my life and affect me even though I work hard at thinking right.This year I am asking the Holy Spirit to help me guard my thoughts and truly make every thought positive.
I have seen dramatic results after activating this in my life once again over the last few weeks. I know that God can move in our lives much greater when we are in agreement with Him by thinking the best than when we stand in His way by allowing negativity into our lives. By thinking negatively, we are almost inviting the opposite of what we want into our lives. Come with me on an exciting journey this year by making every thought positive.
Here’s the original article:
“Every Thought Positive,” These three little words have become my guiding words since December of 2012. That was when I discovered I was in a hole. Because I was not as productive in my work as I had been, I became agitated, frightened, and plagued with a fear of failure. I had previously been able to accomplish what I set out to do, but now the same skill and effort yielded different results.
I wandered around my hole, looking for a way out, trying to figure out where I had gotten off track and how I had gotten into the hole. The answers were not in the hole. The answers were in me.
A light came on one day when I made a comment to my co-worker that I had been on a roller coaster all day, one minute thinking positively, the next minute thinking negatively. My co-worker’s eyes widened with alarm, “Oh, you must never do that! You have to have positive self-talk. Make some reminder cards if you need to, but you have to think positively all the time.” Every Thought Positive.
At that point, I adopted my guiding words. They became a filter for all of my thoughts, and they produced results that were nothing short of remarkable! I got my confidence back, and I began to see positive results in my work again.
Is it possible to make every thought a positive thought? If we think one thought every ten seconds, that’s ten thoughts in a minute totaling 5,760 thoughts in the 16 hours that we are awake. If we were able to think 5000 positive thoughts in a day, do you think just maybe our days and our lives would be a little more productive? Even if we don’t quite succeed at making every single thought positive, at least making an effort to turn as many as we can in the right direction, would surely be enough to keep us out of the hole.
In the world God created for us, there is love and joy, peace, prosperity, kindness, health, confidence, unselfishness. Why do we entertain thoughts of anger, frustration, lack, illness, fear, and worry? The more we entertain thoughts like this, the more we get of similar thoughts and the misery that goes along with them. We have precious few moments in our lives. God has an abundance of life to pour into those moments. By making every thought positive, we open ourselves up to all He has for us. Here’s how He says it in Philippians 4:8:
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Philippians 4:8
Today’s Action: Meditate on the concept of “every thought positive.” Begin to recognize and flush out negative thoughts. Replace them with positive thoughts. “I can’t” becomes “I can.” A great way to do this is to meditate on Philippians 4:8 throughout the day.
A happy day to you!