I always say that the first step towards faith is having a positive attitude. We too often fall into a pessimistic mindset that hinders us from developing faith. Faith looks at life in a positive light. It doesn’t get scared by dark skies and heavy winds. It sees beauty in all situations and it touches the heart of God because it lines up with Him nicely. Being positive is something we should strive for. We should do our best to stay centered in the positive outlook that the Lord has. If the Lord looks at everything with hope and with the knowledge that it will all be just fine then we ought to have the same vision of things. Today I encourage you to keep being positive in all things. Be positive when your circumstances call for the opposite. When you find yourself in a dismal situation, staying positive will help you get to where faith shines and it will enable you to get a breakthrough. Stay positive in everything and you will see God’s hand at work in your life.
Positivity is the practice of being optimistic in attitude. When you are optimistic you hope for the best. Because we have a relationship with the Lord, we should always expect the very best. He is the best there is and He offers only the best of everything. He is the best of the best and that’s what He wants to give you. We need more positive people in this world. Be that positive light that can pierce through the darkness and bring hope into people’s lives. Think about how positive the Lord is and imitate Him. Think positive thoughts and speak positive thoughts. I find that sometimes speaking positive words comes more easily than thinking them. Speaking positivity creates a pathway for God to set things into motion. Your positivity will cling on to faith and usher you into a better life. They say that a positive life starts with a positive mind!
I strongly suggest keeping a positive attitude when the world would want you to have a pessimistic attitude. It is counterproductive for a lot of people but it truly is the best thing we can do. God loves faith and He loves positive attitudes. Every time you are being positive, you are causing great things to happen. See positivity as the red carpet to a world of blessings and amazing things. Your positivity allows the Lord to act on your favor. It also shows the world that there is a better way to be than the negative way. Being optimistic will make your day more fun and more enjoyable. Philippians 4:8 talks about what we should focus on that is good. It says “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” All these things mentioned are positive and they will give you a positive outlook in life. Try it on a daily basis and see how your optimistic attitude becomes contagious and touches a lot of people.
Suggested reading: James 3:17; Titus 2:7; 1 Timothy 4:12