Positive attitude is not a feeling. It is a choice. The evil one is always looking for ways to take our positive attitude. When we lack it what follows is discouragement, disillusion, hatred, fear, etc. But God in His faithfulness provides as with a key or instruction so that we are able to live in the fullness of His Kingdom and be able to overcome negativity. This weapon is none other than ‘Faith’. Faith demands a positive attitude. For instance when trials come through, a simple declaration of “ I am an over comer” is more than enough to maintain our positive attitude regardless of the situation.
Faith is a belief. Beliefs determine components of our nature and approach towards things. There is no neutrality in a belief. It’s either you believe it or not. Now this evil one called devil knows that once he plants a negative seed in our life, if we are not strong enough, we are going to water it. And like any seed, that seed sprouts out into a bigger plant of negativity, leading our lives into greater misery of pain, self-pity, remorse, etc.
Now God’s Kingdom provides us with an opportunity of Faith that dwells on positive things. For instance, when things are not on our side, there is hope. God Himself promises to take care of whatever situation we are in so long as we trust Him. Psalm 34 says, “ Taste and See that the lord is good”. Surely there is no harm in trying. Proverbs 16:3 says, ‘depend on the Lord in whatever you do, and your plans will succeed”.
Again we cannot refute that the basis of faith is trust. Now to trust somebody one needs to know Him. God calls us to know Him. From the beginning of time through history He has done wonders to show who He is. If you are still in doubt, simply try to renew your mind and meditate on His word. He promises change through a revelation. He promises to reward those who diligently seek Him. Do not let fear that is at war with God’s Kingdom to win you over. Fear only brings a negative attitude. Nurture a positive attitude and be a winner. A winner walking in the fullness of God, holding the amazing gifts of hope, peace, joy and love!