But [now] I am fearful, lest that even as the serpent beguiled Eve by his cunning, so your minds may be corrupted and seduced from wholehearted and sincere and pure devotion to Christ.
— 2 Corinthians 11:3 (AMPC)
Adapted from the resource The Confident Woman – by Joyce Meyer
When encouraged to think positively, people often retort, “That’s not reality.” But did you know that positive thinking can change your current reality? God is positive, and that’s His reality. It is the way He is, the way He thinks, and the way He encourages us to live. He says that we can believe the best of every person (see 1 Corinthians 13:7), and that all the things we go through (good and bad) can work out for good if we love Him and want His will in our lives (see Romans 8:28).
It’s been said that 90 percent of what we worry about never actually happens, so I wonder: Why do people assume that being negative is more realistic than being positive? It’s a matter of whether we’ll choose to look at things from God’s perspective or the enemy’s. Are you doing your own thinking, choosing your thoughts carefully, or are you passively accepting whatever happens to come to your mind? Where are your thoughts coming from? Do they agree with Scripture? If not, they didn’t come from God.
Thinking negatively makes you miserable, so I want to encourage you to exchange any negative mindsets for the life-giving truth of God’s Word. Seeing life from His perspective will help bring the kind of joy you’ve been waiting for.
Prayer Starter: Father, please make Your Word come alive to me so I can start to see my life from Your perspective. Thank You for bringing my thoughts to line up with Yours. In Jesus’ name, amen.