Keys to Positive Thinking

 

 

 

thinkThought is a guide to action
Negative thinking fills people with fear and doubt
We become what we think about most of the time
By changing the inner attitudes of your mind, you could change the outer aspects of your life
PMA – Positive mental attitude
You are a mind with a body, not the other way around. So if your mind controls things you must get your mind in the right spots
Your attitude is your feeling about yourself and that around you
PMA will help you in moments of storms in your life. People that cannot handle the storms of life become sick, miserable and discouraged.
If you can’t control your phone motion, you can control your destiny
Take control of your own mind with conviction
We become what we think of the majority of the time
Millions of brain cells, and all of them are under your control
When something happens, learn to accept it and fix the situation.
You cannot change the past or the future.
Dwelling on negative thoughts of situations and of others will only make things worse.
Let your discouragements and disappointments inspire you to do something better.
Every adversity carries within it a seed of possibility

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Yesterday is gone forever, today is already a reality, but tomorrow is a brand-new possibility
PMA does not ignore situations rather makes you focus on the good results that come out of these bad choices.
You have to acknowledge that there’s a problem, but the key is to find the solution.
PMA forces you to focus on finding solutions. When you make it a habit of finding a solution, it will help improve you.
Losers envision the consequences of failures and winners and visualize the rewards for success
Ps 139:14
Do not just try to throw out negative responses but replace it with positive reminders.
If you wallow around in the mud of negative thinking, it will become very obvious to others.
If you have to worry, worry positively.
Try to accept people as they are instead of wishing they were more like you would want them to be.
Look for the good in others and learn to like people.
Live the golden rule
Proverbs 10:12
If you are happy, you can make other people happy.
Remember that you will translate into physical actions the thoughts that you are dwelling on.
Feed yourself positive solutions.
We become what we think about
Your conscious mind will begin to live what your subconscious mind feeds it
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Suggestion is everything around you connects with your five senses throughout a day and will affect you. So make sure that you are around the right atmosphere, hearing the right things, being with the right people, etc.
Self-suggestion is what you feed yourself. Use mental pictures and thoughts to feed you on the right stuff. By building up the right thought patterns, you are feeding your self with nourishing material.
Autosuggestion is what you think about and what you feed yourself now becomes natural responses in life.
What are you going to do today to feed your senses positive nourishment?
Use your power to pray
It is up to you to decide what you want out of life. Once you know, set your mind to it and work for it.
Write your goals on a sheet of paper. Visualize yourself achieving those goals.
To accomplish your goals, you must DESIRE: D – determine  E – evaluate S – set (date) I – identify (plan) R – repeat (repeat your goal and plan) E – each day
Those who try achieve success.
The difference between misery, frustration, success and happiness is having a positive attitude.
Your attitude is one of the few things that you have completely control over.
Learn to laugh this releases tension.
Learn to smile. You can help others with your attitude.
By responding with gentle words when there is a problem or something goes wrong, this shows strong mental control. You do not have to get mad, lose control or curse with anger and frustration. Keep a positive attitude.

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Everyone experiences negative thoughts, but the successful person will counteract those negative thoughts.
If you get into action even when you have fear, this emotion will be neutralized.
When someone has something negative to say about another person, you should stop them and have them say five positive things about the person before he says the negative. That should also be put into practice with the negative thought you have.  Before dwelling on a negative thought, speak in your head five positive thoughts and then proceed with the negative afterwards.
If you make the effort to be happy yourself, the people around you will be happy as well.
You can change things from negative to positive with just your attitude.

The Lord is Returning

Luke 17:20-37

Like the days of Noe where no one believes or cares, so will Lord’s return be (vs. 26-27). As in the days of Lot when pleasures are to the fullest and cares are on self and not on Lord, so will Lord’s return be (vs. 28-30). Then the Lord stops for a short verse to tell us to remember Lot’s wife (vs. 32). She cared more for the world and possessions than God and looked back to them… and the man that wants to save his life will lose it (vs. 33). Caring more about Christ by placing eyes, desire, love and all on the Lord instead of on this world will allow you to preserve life whereas trying to keep your life will cause you to lose it.

 

Thankfulness.

Luke 17:11-19

Ten lepers are healed and only one turns back “giving him thanks” (vs. 16). So many times in life, I receive blessings of the Lord and get so use to it that I don’t turn back to glorify God as this leperous man did in vs. 15 rather act as the other 9 that just accepted and moved on without thinking or thanking. May I be a thankful person, both to God and to others. May I remember that every gift comes from above (James 1:14) and give glory to God by thanking Him.

 

Where are the Grateful

Luke 17:11-19

The Lord heals 10 lepers (vs. 12-14) and “one of them…turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks” (vs. 15-16). There were 10 healed but only one comes back to thank the Lord… and the amazing thing was that the one that came back to the Lord was a Samaritan (vs. 16). Samaritans were not loved by Jews, but this unlikely candidate knew how to be thankful. May God help me to be thankful. Thankful to the Lord for His goodness and thankful to others as well.

 

You Don’t Deserve Recognition!

Luke 17:8-10

The Lord gives a story about a man who has a servant (or employee we can say). When the boss has been working hard, does he come to the employee and say, “let me give you a break”? No way! He says, “grab me a coke while I take a break”. Why? Because he can, he’s the boss. And when the employee does what he is paid to do, does the boss go thanking him for what he is paid to do? No, that’s what he is paid for. And the Lord flips the story and says, and when you have “done all things which are commanded you, say, we are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do” (vs. 10). Why do you think you deserve to be commended, recognized or thanked for doing what you were supposed to be doing? You don’t! You are a servant and nothing else… not even an employee, but a servant. When we do all we should do, we are only doing our duty, we are unprofitable servants. May the Lord help me to fix my attitude and remember that I am nothing more than a servant.

 

Doing my Duty

Luke 17:7-10

Shows us that we are not to expect anything for doing our duty. Says that when a servant works, you don’t say thank you rather expect them to do that, and when we serve our Lord it is the same. So many times we want to be seen, recognized, thanked, receive a pat on the back and talked good about, but we are to serve because it is our duty, not for other motives.

 

 

Forgive Offences

Luke 17:1-4

It’s impossible that offenses come (vs. 1). Better realize that you will be offended, just a matter of time.

Woe to the one who offends (vs. 1). Offenses will inevitably come, but don’t be the one who is guilty of the offenses.

If one offends you and asks forgiveness, forgive him/her (vs. 3). Doesn’t say if you think he/she deserves it rather “if he repent”.

Forgive even if he offends 7 times in a day and asks forgiveness each time (vs. 4). We think, “he must not have meant it if he did it again”, but who are we to judge one’s motives… our job is to forgive, not to judge if they deserve forgiveness.