Are you an optimistic person, or are you one that tends to be pessimistic about life?
In the world we live in, it is so easy to be quick in finding the negative in everything. Whether it’s always finding something wrong with the food we eat at restaurants, focusing on all the little bad things that went on in a single day, or finding the worst in others, our human minds are focused on human things that fulfill or satisfy us.
After doing a devotional with a dear friend of mine, he was talking about how we shouldn’t worry or fear because God has everything under His control…not ours. He said that we should enjoy every day and not spend it throwing a pity party for ourselves and feeling bad for ourselves.
It got me thinking about how I’ve been viewing my life lately. I’ve let little things get me down, making me dread my day to day tasks. Instead of looking at the positive, I’ve let the negativity of others and the negativity of my circumstances to over-rule the many positive things in my life.
If you really think about it, we have sooo much going for us…so much positive things around us. Every single thing that is around us is a gift and a blessing. Your family, friends, pets, jobs, vehicles, food, water, clothing, shelter. These are the big, obvious things. We also have A/C, hair brushes, electronics, and so much more. That’s what I’m talking about…getting down to the detailed things. Just pause and sit there and think about it for a minute or two. Oh, and there’s one little detail I left out. You’re ALIVE! That may just be a super small thing, but I just thought I’d throw that in there too 😉
There is so much to be grateful for.
If you are that kind of person who tends to be pessimistic, it’s okay. It really is, but it isn’t a bad thing to look at things from a happy, positive perspective too.
If you’re worrying about something, Jesus said if we have faith just as small as a mustard seed, we can move mountains. Why does it have to be that small? Because He already has everything in control anyways. If He tells us not to worry and to have faith and find joy in Him, shouldn’t we take Him at His Word for that? I believe so.
Be joyful. Be positive. Enjoy life, because it’s too short to be an unhappy, miserable, worrisome, human being.
- Matthew 17:20
- Romans 15:13
- Galatians 5:22-23
- 1 Thessalonians 5:16