your goodness and love will follow me
all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the house of the Lord
forever. Psalms 23:6
I don’t know about you but there was a period in my life that every time I used to feel optimistic and think the best, the opposite would happen so I found myself thinking the negative thoughts hoping that something positive would happen. However, after realizing that this level of thinking was from the plan of enemy, I began to be optimistic no matter how my circumstances appear to be.
You see your thoughts will become your means to act. If you are a pessimistic and have negative thoughts, you may remain in the same position for a long time because you will not want to move from step 1 to step 2 and so on. On the other hand, if you are optimistic, you will be motivated and encouraged to move forward with your plans.
I know it is hard to be optimistic during this pandemic that has taken the world by storm. It is hard to be optimistic when you have exhausted all of your resources. One thing though is that we have not exhausted going to God.
We should not focus on how things look in the natural realm. While we must be conscious of our environment and be realistic, we must always remain positive and believe that something good will come out of circumstances. The word of Lord says no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. Therefore think positive so your actions can be positive.
One of the things we need to do to be optimistic is act positive. Don’t just think it but act it. You may have symptoms of certain diseases but still act positive. You may not have any money in the bank but still act positive. Develop that business plan on that idea you had for a long time. This is the beginning of an action plan. Thinking about the idea but not acting on it can lead to pessimism. Of course you should not be in denial of your situation but still act as if your situation has gone. The word of Lord says in Romans 4:17 “Call those things which be not as though they were.”
Do not keep company with negative people
Sometimes if you are not strong enough, you become like the people you surround yourself with. There is a lot of negative energy coming from individuals and soon if you do not remain focused, you too will be full of negative energy and become pessimistic. If you are unable to stay away from these people, then change the conversations from negative ones to positive ones.
One of the ways to remain optimistic is to trust in God. You should know that God knows what you are going through and he can rescue from any situation. There are many people who are questioning God as to why he allows evil to take place. You see evil takes place because of the choices we make. Despite our bad choices, God will still protect us and see us through.
Even though the environment may appear pessimistic, you can transform your surroundings by being optimistic. Being optimistic is very beneficial not only to your mental wellbeing but also to your health.