So, what’s your focus? We’re always focused on something and it’s either positive or negative. It’s our choice.
In any given situation, you can focus on the “problem” part or the “solution” part. You can be upset about what’s wrong or be thankful for what’s right. Too many times we get sidetracked by the negative part because it screams so loudly that we forget that there’s a multitude of things to be thankful for.
Focus is a matter of perspective. The half full glass vs. the half empty glass is a classic example. Either way, the glass is only filled half way but it’s your perspective that determines your attitude. Negativity never gets the blessing because it’s so busy being negative that it misses the very blessing that’s been there all the time.
Sometimes we misinterpret situations and make our own problems when there really isn’t one. Many times it’s not a problem unless you make it one.
Another thing to keep in mind is that negativity can be very habit forming. I’ve seen where people get into it and that’s all they see—negative, negative, negative. It’s really hard to be around them because they’re so focused on the wrong things and not the things of God.
Let’s do ourselves a giant favor and focus on whatsoever things are true, honest, just, pure, lovely, and of a good report. And, keep a thankful heart, continually praising the Lord for His goodness to us!
Philippians 4:6 (KJV) 6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Philippians 4:8 (KJV) 8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.