Turn Negative To Positive


Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. -Philippians 4:8 NIV


Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. -Philippians 4:8 NIV

Your thought life drives your existence. Your outlook on life starts in your thoughts and your ability to positively interact with others begins between your ears.

Who do you know that is always positive? They see the silver lining on even the darkest cloud. They always have a kind word and a smile on their face. You can be sure that their thought life is exactly the same way. People with broken thought lives can fool people for a short time but the brokenness of a negative thinker will eventually show itself.

God doesn’t want you thinking about the impure. Impure thoughts aren’t just adulteress or angry thoughts. It’s thoughts of hopelessness, seeing the worst in others, doubt, fear, and regret. These types of thoughts eat away at your well-being and damage your body just as drugs or alcohol may.

Don’t believe the conventional wisdom that you have no control over your thoughts. Instead, take control. When a negative thought enters your mind, replace it with something positive. Quote an uplifting verse, or declare to God that you don’t believe the lie.

As you go to battle and replace the negative with positive, your outlook will change. People will see a change in you, and your walk with God will grow more powerful.

Today, start a negativity fast. Fast all negative words and thoughts for 24 hours. Then, extend it to two days, 5 days, and a week. The longer you fast negativity, the happier you will be. Give it a try.

Prayer Focus

  • Ask God to identify negative thoughts that have bound you for years.
  • Ask God to go to battle with you as you replace negative thoughts with those that are positive and pure.

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