We tend to dwell on what our focus is on, and if it is on the negative, that is what overflows from our hearts. If we focus on the positive, those other people can’t stand to be around us. What camp have you settled into lately?
Listen to these words from the Apostle Paul, from Philippians 4 verses 4-7,
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Remember, Elisha helped the widow change her focus on life from only seeing what she didn't have, to seeing what she did. Don’t miss out on the blessings that you do have, because you’re stuck dwelling on the negative. Rather, rejoice in who you are in Christ, and allow Him to guide your path and lean upon His understanding so that you can, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
Pastor Dave McGaffey
Brainerd Church of the Nazarene