I’m An Encourager

It can be challenging to remain positive in a negative and competitive world.  Often we base our positive attitude on our personal circumstances, so if things are going our way then life is good.  If things are not going our way then our positive attitude tends to go away too.  We need to transform our thought process and remain positive each day because of what God has done for us.  He encourages us and wants us to encourage others.  Remember not to let circumstances dictate how you feel and don’t let the negative words of others cause you to give up.  Pastor Michael told the story of Elijah and Jezebel to illustrate that point.

There are going to be highs and lows in life, but God is strengthening you and preparing you for your unique journey.  God will make sure you are ready and as long as you keep your eyes on Him you will win.  When you take your eyes off from Him, you become distracted and the negativity creeps in.  Be an encourager and think of ways to motivate others.  Pastor Michael closed by asking us to think about what we feel God wants to do in our life by praying over a word and a scripture to go with it.  I chose discipline.  What word did you choose?

I’m Positive, Jerk!

Eight reasons from Romans Chapter 8 why we should remain positive no matter what the circumstances.

  1. My sins are forgiven. This should make you feel hope.
  2. My mind is filled with peace. God is with me no matter what the circumstances.
  3. My future is glorious. What God can do through me is amazing.
  4. God’s spirit helps me in weakness. When I feel weak, I know that God is strong and that something powerful is going to happen to me through God.
  5. God is working everything for good. Don’t look at the negativity.  By looking for God, I am looking for the good and I will find it.
  6. If God is for me, who can be against me? The Creator of the Universe has my back so who cares what other people think.
  7. Jesus is praying for me.
  8. Nothing can separate me from the love of God.