Gold Miner

napoleonI don’t know about you, but on any given day, my mind is filled with trash – negative thinking, anxiety, self-doubt, overwhelming thoughts, restlessness, discontentment and the like.  Sometimes I have to dig – dig for those little golden nuggets of memories that make me smile and forget my troubles momentarily.  We’ve all heard the mantra “think positive,” but positive memories don’t always easily come to the surface when we need them; at least for me they don’t.

My mind is most idle when I’m driving.  I’m on auto-pilot, so my mind naturally drifts to the problems of the day; being the over-thinker that I am, I start analyzing everything and everybody to death before I reach my destination.  Today, I remembered a very positive thing that happened, and I realized how much effort and discipline it takes to stay focused on the positive.

What does the Bible say about positive thinking?

“Praise the Lord, I tell myself, and never forget the good things He does for me.”   Psalm 103:2

 “8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”  Philippians 4:8

“My soul is downcast within me; therefore I will remember you from the land of the Jordan, the heights of Hermon—from Mount Mizar.”  Psalm 42:6

 “I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember your miracles of long ago.”  Psalm 77:11

These verses certainly send a clear message: thinking positively means thinking proactively.  Remember this. Don’t forget that. Think about such things.  “I will remember the deeds of the Lord” sounds pretty determined to me.  Positive thinking means digging deeper into those crevices within your mind for a few golden nuggets that will make you smile for a while.

#remember #thinkpositive #musingz4life #RememberGod

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