Our mind is a very strong force in our lives. It has the power to control our mood and the way we feel internally. We are in constant battle with our mind, often times, without even realizing. Have you ever been having an ok day and then a sense of sadness came over you? This could be the result of your thoughts. The media plays a large role in our thought process. There is so much negativity in our world; young people losing their lives, gang violence, rape, hate crimes, police brutality; these occurrences are bound to take a toll on the brain.
It is important to put everything into perspective. God makes no mistakes. While we make bad decisions that can result in bad circumstances, God knows what He is doing. At the end, beginning, and middle of the day you are still His child and He loves you. He does not want to lead you to ultimate doom. He wants to lead you to your destiny. What we have to realize is that we each have a purpose on this earth. Some reach their purpose quicker than others. But as believers we should be doing our best to show God’s children how to surrender their life to Him each day. That way we know when they leave this earth that they will be going to a much better place.
Stay focused on the positive. Thank God for the blessings that you have in your life. Surround yourself with laughter and positive people who will uplift you rather than murmur and complain. You need a small circle of inspirational encouragers in your life. They are the individuals who are going to speak life into you rather than dwelling on the constant negative banter of the media.
Do not underestimate the power of prayer. Find a prayer partner because it is so much more powerful when two or more are gathered in His name. You will see your prayer life elevate when you have someone there motivating you to enter into God’s presence and receive what He has for you. Also, be sure to spend time in worship; that is where you will find the answer to your most thought-provoking questions. Pray for the negative situations in life and dwell on the positive. Be happy!
-Renée Nicole Gibson Twitter: disclosednative IG: ms_disclosednative