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For as he thinks in his heart, so is he….

— Proverbs 23:7 (NKJV)
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The Power of Being Positive

Adapted from the resource Closer to God Each Day - by Joyce Meyer

Many years ago, I was an extremely negative person. My whole philosophy was this: “If you don’t expect anything good to happen, then you won’t be disappointed when it doesn’t.” So many devastating things had happened to me over the years, I was afraid to believe anything good might happen to me. Since my thoughts were all negative, so was my mouth; therefore, so was my life.

Perhaps you’re like I was. You’re avoiding hope to protect yourself from being hurt. This type of behavior sets up a negative lifestyle. Everything becomes negative because your thoughts are negative.

When I really began to study the Word and to trust God to restore me, one of the first things I realized was that the negativism had to go. And the longer I serve God, the more I realize the tremendous power in being positive in my thoughts and words.

Our actions are a direct result of our thoughts. A negative mind will result in a negative life. But if we renew our mind according to God’s Word, we will, as Romans 12:2 promises, prove in our experience “the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

Prayer Starter: Lord Jesus, I want to be a positive person and live with hope. Thank You for Your help as I cannot do this without You, amen.

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