Change your thoughts –
Change your life.
Powerful thought. It’s right there for you.
But how difficult it is some days to simply change our thoughts.
We are surrounded with storms on every side and within.
Problems and conflict.
Loss and struggle.
You know what I mean.
If I were to write out the challenges of this past week
it would be too long to even want to print
and certainly not an encouragement for you or I.
No, you’re like me. We all face challenges.
Life is tough – no doubt about it.
But there’s a key. Remember. A key that changes everything.
Yes, that’s the key.
If we focus on the darkness of the storm, the pain of the struggle
the difficulty of our situation
we drag ourselves down into a pit of discouragement.
But if we focus on the blue sky- the positives that are all around –
the hope within and without
And most of all the God of all Hope and Comfort.
Life becomes easier.
The stronger our focus on the blue sky
that oftentimes is hidden behind the clouds
we are strengthened to go one step further.
And that’s where everything changes.
Taking that one step.
So how do we focus on the positive?
There are many ways –
Read scripture, play music, talk with a friend, pray.
Those are just a few ideas and not in any particular order.
I also find that when I remember how I’ve been strengthened in the past
I am encouraged.
Yes, I can encourage myself and so can you.
A laser focus on the positive.
Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; Proverbs 4:6
Yes, change your thoughts and you’ll change your life.