We can make decisions based on fear or on faith, and I believe that whichever way you choose to go, it can have a big impact on the outcome. It’s so important to focus on maintaining a positive and uplifted mind-set, and if you can learn to do that it’ll be life-transforming!
Here are 5 reasons why…
Seeing yourself positively changes you for the honest, not just for the better
You don’t have to be flawless to be perfect! Embracing your uniqueness means your so-called-imperfections and the things you love about yourself will co-exist, and that’s ok. Be honest with yourself, especially if it’s about the things you enjoy and don’t enjoy – you don’t have to like something just because everyone else does. Be positive, be you, be awesome!
You care more about what you have, than what you don’t
In a time where ‘more’ of anything seems to be the world’s attitude, it’s easy to fall into the trap of feeling like you never have enough. Peace of mind is one of the most expensive things to loose, and if focusing on what you don’t have costs you that, it’s not worth it!
As the scripture says “He that is faithful in a very little is faithful also in much” – Matthew 25:23, maybe you don’t have more, because you are not in a position to responsibly handle more; or more often, it’s because you already have all that you need!
Seeing others win is another trophy on your mantelpiece too
I believe that there is strength in numbers, and that a community thrives as a unit. Seeing another sister or brother overcome something, start something, or even end something, should feel like a personal win for you too. In a climate where comparison is more common than compliments, we have to do our utmost to find ways to celebrate each other more.
You are no longer bound by decisions you didn’t make
Every moment presents a new opportunity to try again. We should focus on viewing our lives as a constantly evolving masterpiece orchestrated by God, and that involves the mountain top experiences as well as the valleys. Understanding this can free us from the ‘shoulda, woulda, coulda’ mentality. Sometimes the reason we are not moving forward is because we are constantly using the past to define our futures.
It is good for your well-being
Your physical, mental and emotional well-being are interlinked and can be positively or negatively affected by what you feed your soul. In a world that thrives from gossip, terror and other people’s downfalls, it’s important to remember that we have been called in to God’s light to be the light of the world, and be transformed by the renewing of our minds.
There are countless references in the Bible that can encourage us to see ourselves how God sees us, and by using them as daily affirmations, you’ll be surprised at how different your outlook on your life becomes.