Live Positively

One of the stories that we heard growing up is the story "The Little Engine That Could". "I Think I Can" is positive thinking. The lesson here is related more to a task or a job, but not as a way of living.

Living positively involves every aspect of our lives, mostly our interactions, our goals, our purpose, and our choices. Acknowledge and greet people everywhere you go. Make their day. Ignore the smartphone. People are far more important and interesting. Don't be self-serving in your goals, be of service to others as we have been instructed by Jesus. It's far more rewarding. When we are following our purpose, we find that information and prosperity flow to us. Finally, our choices at any point in time needs to be positive. Brush off conflicts and insults.

What are the reasons and benefits of living positively? Living positively makes us more productive, happier, contented, and successful.

Life is about growth. We grow our bodies, our minds, our families, our circle of friends, our knowledge, our experiences, the size of our goals, our accomplishments, and our loves. Growth is positive. We maintain our health. We keep our minds sharp. We may have children and grandchildren, and ... We get more and better friends while holding on to ones that we already have. We learn more and better ways of doing things. We increase our wealth, both physical and spiritual. We may achieve great things or legacies. But most of all, we increase the number of people that we love and that love us.

At any point in time, we have an infinite number of choices available. We need to keep the choices positive. If someone hurts or offends you, forgive them and say a prayer for them. It will confuse the heck out of them and you won't be imprisoned by your feelings. Stay positive and stay on your purpose.

There are many sources and references regarding living or acting positively. Some start with your desired life in the future then looking back to where you are now and plotting a course of action to reach the future life. Some have you living entirely in the moment, forgetting the past and not worrying about the future. There is a comment about planning that too often rings true. "Want to make God laugh? Tell Him your plans." I believe that either point of view is valid as long as it is for your God given purpose.

I have written before about the inspiration that I received to write. Since then, about three years ago, many things have just fallen into place. I have journaled and written about my feelings and experiences. I have also read a great deal about the situations that I now find myself in. Then to give speeches at Toastmaster, I receive inspirations about subjects of my speeches and what I should say in them. I don't write them out completely, I just get key points and recall parts of my life where I can tell stories, then collect them all into a speech, some of which will be supplemented by Divine inspiration.

As far as seeing the future you desire and then letting your mind fill in the steps to their completion, can be thought of as rehearsing the event. This works great for interviews and other unknown and stressful events. I've also used this process for my prayers, thanking God for a result given the explicit conditions that were needed. The results in these cases have not only met my requests, but have exceeded my expectations.

So, as I see it, you have a purpose or purposes and you can either be inspired step by step, or you can know the result and be given the steps to achieve it.

Two things to keep in mind as you go for it:
1. Let go and let God.
2. I can do all things through Jesus who strengthens me.

God bless you.

Last modified: Fri Jun 14 07:25:41 Eastern Daylight Time 2019