Overcome negative thinking

Some people always say negative comments for everything. This seems to be a psychological issue.

Chronic negative thinking, depression, anxiety, and similar disorders are on the rise all over the world.

Fear seems to be the root cause of many of these problems. It's no wonder people are fearful in a world where it appears nothing is reliable. It can be quite disturbing for a person to realize almost everything in life is ultimately out of his control-from the weather to his bank account balance. All the things people rely on for their security will sooner or later fail them.

But the Christian who confesses the sovereignty of an Almighty God who works all things for his good (Romans 8:28) has the the antidote to negative thinking.

There are few positive exercises suggested to come out of this silent, but serious problems

1. Faith

When a Christian's thinking is primarily negative, anxious, or doubtful, it's a sign of a serious lack of faith. The author of Hebrews states, "Without faith it is impossible to please God" (Hebrews 11:6), and, according to Proverbs 29:25, fear is a trap but trust in the Lord keeps a man safe. Jesus, when boating with His disciples during a terrible storm, asked them, "You of little faith, why are you so afraid?" (Matthew 8:26).

Ask the Lord to increase your faith as the Apostles said to the Lord Jesus; Like 17:5

 

2.Confess

Confession does not mean mere admit, but openly express before God  your weakness with your mouth as determined in mind and heart.

Those who struggle with negative thinking should do the same thing they would do with any other sin, confess it and agree with God that negative thinking is wrong because it reveals a lack of trust and make every effort to change the behavior. You can definitely overcome negative thinking through learning God's Word, confessing the negativity as sin, and confessing trust in God and His promises

 

3.Prayer is a key part of overcoming negativity. Jesus taught that prayer should include praise to the Father and a focus on His holiness (Matthew 6:9; see also Psalm 95:2). As we pray "with thanksgiving" (Philippians 4:6), we focus on the blessings we have received and leave no room for negative thoughts.

Pray in the Spirit (Ephesians 6:18) Build up your faith by praying in the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will be faithful to help the repentant believer overcome negative thinking (Matthew 7:7-11).

 

4. Daily Bible reading and Meditation, particularly studies which focus on the promises of God, are of great help in overcoming negative thinking. It's helpful to remember that, no matter how dismal the present circumstances, Christians have been promised God's love and victory in Christ (Romans 8:37-39; 2 Corinthians 2:14).

When we think God is Silent, not working in my case, my life is going to be miserable, ensure that you are loved by God, called by God according to His purpose, He cannot stop working, He is always working, He is working something for your good. It may take some time to realize what God was working out for me. Trust me it is always for good.

The Scriptures are bursting with admonitions from God to His people to overcome fear and doubt-over 365 commands to "fear not." As a matter of fact, the one verbal encouragement Jesus gives more than any other is a call to fearless living (e.g., Matthew 6:25; 9:2; 10:28; 10:31).

The struggle against negative thinking is a battle for the mind. The apostle Paul tells believers what to think about: things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy (Philippians 4:8). Besides defining what thoughts should fill our minds, this text implicitly teaches that we can control what we think about. When a negative thought comes, the thinker who has the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16) has the ability to push it out of the mind and replace it with godly thoughts. This takes practice, but with persistence, it gets easier. Christians must think about what they're thinking about and not allow their minds to have free reign. In our spiritual warfare, we've been given the helmet of salvation-spiritual armor for the mind.

As long as Christians live in a fearful, stressful world, negative thoughts will come. We have the option of either stamping out those thoughts or nurturing them. The good news is, negative thoughts can be replaced with positive ones, and the more that godly substitution takes place, the more peace and joy we can experience.

Your keywords are to trust God and believe in Him. Your future is safe in His hands, who knows your end from the beginning, Our God is an omniscient and Almighty God, who is able to help us to come out of the chronicle issues that you are going through.

 

It takes hard work and time, just like daily physical exercises maturing physically.

 

May the peace that passes all understanding fill your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus, thus turning negative thoughts to positive thinking.    Amen

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Pr P M George 

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