Learn to say what you want to see! It seems so much easier said than done, but why not use even that to your advantage?
I mean, just say it!
Over and Over and Over….
Trust me, it works. The more you say a thing, the more it will become a reality….Think about how many times you may have said something negative only to have it actually happen…..
- “Oh, I’m getting sick”- because you get a sniffle…
- “Oh, this is going to be a bad day” -because you woke up a little late…
- “Oh, this is never going to change”- because you don’t see the results immediately
Care to remember Job anyone?
Job 3:25-26 (NLT)
25 What I always feared has happened to me.
What I dreaded has come true.
26 I have no peace, no quietness.
I have no rest; only trouble comes.”
Yep, we know how the story begins and ends with Job…he loses everything and ends up with double for his trouble….great happy ending, right? Sure it is…what we sometimes fail to acknowledge, let alone read, is the middle of his story…
- how he relied on unwise council from overly judgmental friends
- how he constantly rehearsed his woes
- how he had an all-out pity party
Come on Sisters…we can’t get caught up like that…but I’m not trying to hate on Job because like you and me, he was human and our humanity has a way of getting the best of us and making us see bad things as worse. But get this, things didn’t begin to shift in Job’s life until he dared to address God about his situation.
…and no I’m not talking immediately for the better…because we don’t see the real extent of Job’s blessing until the last verse of the account. I’m talking about how God silenced Job’s complaints by making Him aware of His Sovereignty in the situation. Then and only then did Job get a clue to “SHUT HIS MOUTH ON THE NEGATIVE” and pray for the naysayers! Yes! That’s when things turned around in his life.
So of course, we encounter things beyond our control, loss, and even sickness. Yet, if we learn to shut up the negativity, listen to what God’s saying, and acknowledge that He alone controls our outcome, we, like Job, will see what we want to see even when it’s not the first thing we say!
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