We've all been there. You're trying to focus on the positive, but the negative keeps creeping in. Whether it's your never-ending to-do list, worries about the future, or doubts about your abilities, it can be tough to keep your thoughts focused on what's good.
But as Christians, we're called to think about things that are true, noble, just, pure, lovely, and commendable (Philippians 4:8). So how can we make the shift from negative to positive thinking? Here are three specific things you can do:
First, take every thought captive and make it obedient to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5). This means that when a negative thought enters your mind, you have to recognise it for what it is
and immediately start thinking about something else. Second, fix your eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith (Hebrews 12:2). When we focus our attention on God and His goodness, it's easier to let go of our own problems and worries. And third, meditate on Scripture. Psalm 1 says blessed is the man who delights in the Lord's law and meditates on it day and night. When we meditate on God's Word, it fills our minds with truth and gives us a foundation to stand on when negativity comes our way.
So if you're struggling to focus on the positive today, remember these three things: take every thought captive, fix your eyes on Jesus, and meditate on Scripture. With God's help, you can start thinking more like Him in no time!