if you want to live a joyful life then you must also focus on what’s good. once i’ve yielded myself to GOD’s purpose i need to start looking around the world to what has GOD been doing.
as you know, like is filled with ups and downs. we have mountains and valleys, wins and losses, good times and bad times. we have criticisms and we have complements and we have a choice, which are we going to focus on.
now you can walk around looking at all the bad things in your life or you can go around looking at all the good things. it’s your choice. looking at the cup: is it half full or is it half empty? it is your choice and every day you’re making that choice. what are you choosing to focus on?
even on your worst day, life is good. even on your worst day, you have it better off than many, many other people in this world. you can choose to focus on what is good.
paul says in philippians 4:8 (nlt), fix your thoughts [focus] on what is true and honorable and right. think about things that are pure and lovely and admirable. think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.
where do you get a list of things like that? talk radio? not likely! television? is that where you’re going to find things that are true and admirable and pure? no. the newspaper, magazines? no.
but there is one place you can count on – GOD’s word. the more you fill your mind with the bible, the more positive and joyful you’re going to be. this is true, this is right, this is admirable. this is worthy of value. fill your mind every day. spend some time reading GOD’s word.
just a thought from the front porch…