Often we are looking for answers to some of life’s tough questions. At least what we think are tough questions. Do you sit and ponder how we are going to survive all of the devastation that we see all around us? With all of the things we see going on around the world those things seem to take a toll on us.
We make our lives so complicated when really they aren’t that complicated at all. People stress on paying the bills, going to work or school, the price of gas rising every time we need to fill the tank. We stress on where our next dollar is going to come from. There seems to be an endless amount of worry over “LIFE”.
The Negativity of News
Then we watch the news and we see nothing but negative things going on around the world. There is talk about world hunger, there is news about wars, and lets not forget to mention all the negative things we see going on in just our own country. There are fires, there are hurricanes, there is people committing suicide. What other negative things can people talk about? We are constantly hearing negative things. So let’s take a moment and pray. Let’s pray for those things that are negative and now we have prayed lets change our way of thinking.
Do you really think anything is going to change unless someone steps up and decides no more.We need to have a mindset that No longer will we allow those negative things to dictate our lives. I have had many conversations with people that seem to see more negative in their lives than the positive. They are so focused on the bad they can’t see the blessings. It appears there is no light at the end of the tunnel only darkness. I ask you this when will you be the change?
As a nation we were built on principles that came from a God that is very powerful. A God that says don’t look at those negative things. Look to him for the answer. Look for the Blessings you are given.All you have to do is hold your head up and ask. He wants us to ask for help. He wants us to look to him for the answer. No matter where you are on your journey in life there is always help.
Many times we are so caught up in the negative that we are too scared to ask for help. Or we feel like there is no help. We try to fix things ourselves and find that we really didn’t fix the problem we made it worse. When will we get to the point that we decide that asking for help is the solution?
There Needs To Be A Change
When will you decide that there has to be a change? It only takes one person to make a difference. Will you be that one person? Can you help someone when you are thinking the same way they do? Can you comfort the one that is crying can you see the beauty in the one that is living on the street? Are you able to give the one that doesn’t have shoes to wear your shoes? Can you love the one that just stole something from you? No matter where you come from, how much money you make or the size of your home we are no different when it comes to the love our Creator has for us.
Instead of looking at all the negative things we should be focused on how much can we love the person we see in front of us. What can we do to see the beauty of what the earth was meant to be? Can we make a difference in the lives of those people around us? I say yes we can. We need to change our way of thinking before it is too late. You only have this life and everyone that God has put in it is a part of that life. Instead of talking about the negative things that happened talk about the blessings that you see. Even the breath we have is a blessing. We are all human and we think humanly thoughts however, we have the power to think Heavenly thoughts. We were designed to think of them. Because our heavenly father says we were.
The Message Bible describes Philippians 4:4-8 says it like this:
4: Celebrate God all day, every day. I mean, revel in him!
5: Make it as clear as you can to all you meet that you’re on their side, working with them and not against them. Help them see that the Master is about to arrive. He could show up any minute.
6: Don’t fret or worry, instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns.
7: Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.
8: summing it all up, friends, I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditation on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious-the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly, things to praise, not things to curse.
There really needs to be a change in the way we think and the way we see things. Quit watching the negative things all around us. Shut off the TV and look to more pleasant things. I am so tired of hearing all the talk about the end of the world. The world is not ending it is going through a change just like it did in the time of Noah. There seems to be a cleansing going on in my opinion. The earth needs to be rid of all the evil things before Jesus can return. The evil time is up. It is time for us to find the beauty in everything and everyone. We should be loving everything that is deemed beautiful starting with ourselves and the world around us. People come in our lives for us to be a blessing to not for us to talk negative about or to curse out.
I do know from experience when I find the positive things out of the negative things that the situation seems to turn around. It then becomes a blessing not something negative.
Part of My Testimony
I would like to share a part of my testimony. A few years ago, I was looking for a place to live and it seemed so stressful because I told the person I was living with that I would be out by the end of the month. This gave me two weeks to find a place for my daughter and myself. I was looking for a place that was at least a two bedroom. The rent was so high when looking for a place that I was stressing on how I would afford it. I could only pray that God would help. Everyday I would search and could not find something that I could afford. The next thing I knew I went to work and my boss at the time told me that she seen a post on facebook that there was a house for sale. This house was so cute. I really wanted this house. It was perfect for my daughter and I. So I went and looked at it. I spoke with the owners and they were willing to take payments. It is a trailer and I had to pass a background check and come up with the money for the space rent. I had some money saved up but I still wasn’t sure how I was going to pay for it. I prayed that God would help me to find a way. I submitted my information for the background check and I waited. I was approved. There were four other people that had also been looking at the house and the crazy thing is none of them passed the background check. So I was accepted. Now I had to make the payments to the owners. Long story short, I had my house paid off in four months and by Christmas the house is mine.
A three bedroom. There was no question that the God I talk to the one that answers my prayers was the one who made it possible for me to own my house.By the way, it turns out that my house kind of looks like a hobbit house or a gnome house it does not look like a trailer. That was one of the best blessings that I received. I have been told it is one of the most beautiful in the whole park. The trees in the front yard were the kind of trees that I have always seen in other people’s yard and loved them and said I really want some of those someday. God answers prayer. Thank you God. You are Awesome.
I believe that when we stress and we pray that God always works out things to bless us. I know that no matter what the circumstance is if it seems bad, prayer changes things and our God is always there to help us out. Especially when things seem to look like there is no hope or no way to solve the situation ourselves.
I wrote this article to help people to see that no matter what negative things you may see around you there is a need for a change and only you can help to bring that change around. I have been sitting on this article for a few days. I received confirmation today that this was what I was to submit and share with you. Someone needs to hear this message. I don’t know who you are but my God is the one who told me to write this and get it out there. There is hope we just need to be the ones to make it happen. Are you willing? God is waiting. Let’s be the ones to change the negative around us and be the Blessings.
I challenge you to turn around your negative thoughts and find the positive in the situation. There is always something positive in the midst of the storm we may not see it right away but it is there. Look for it. Pray for your eyes to be opened to it. You will see that there will be positive affects if you seek them out.
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