10/08/2010

Pastor Vera Login: 6 strategies of positive thinking


Inspired after reading the book of Joyce Meyer «Power Thoughts: 12 Strategies for Winning the Battle of the Mind», pastor Vera shared with her women group about positive thinking strategies outlined in the book. The total number of strategies is twelve, but this time we will examine only the first six:

  1. All that I need to do in life, I will do through Christ.

The Apostle Paul wrote in his Epistle to the Philippians: " I can do everything through him who gives me strength " (Phil 4:13)." Paul's life is the best proof of these words.

  1. No matter what God loves you!

God himself speaks to his people: "Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I'll give men in exchange for you , and people in exchange for thy life." (Isaiah 43:4). God does not love sin, but He loves a man!

The devil can send you the following thoughts: "You didn't pray, didn't read the Bible, you was rude to your husband, and now God would not let you to Himself!". And he will remind you of your past, but you can come to the Father, and crush Satan's thoughts in your head, not by your strength, but by the power of the name of Jesus Christ.

  1. I will not live in fear!

"God didn't give us a spirit of fear but of power and love and self-control!"(2 Timothy 1:7). Who do you fear if God is for you? What will a man do to you? If you are alone, and there is no man near you who would support you in prayer, God will always support you in your prayer. Do not be afraid, do not go after the crowd of this world, follow God, do not let your hand out of his hands!

  1. It's difficult to attack me!

Jesus revealed the secret of how to win attack of the devil: "Be awake and pray, lest ye enter into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing,but the flesh is weak". (Matthew 26:41). Constantly pray and do not be afraid to ask God in prayer about what you need. Wives, pray more often with your husbands ; unity is a great force, as it is written: "Verily I say unto you, That if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for , it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. " (Matthew 18:19)

  1. I love people and feel joy helping them!

"We know that we have passed from death into life because we love the brethren ; that loveth not his brother abideth in death." Strong words, is something to think about! Isn't it? Love the people, for Jesus himself commanded you to do it: "A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another as I have loved you, so you must love one another" (John 13:34)

  1. I fully trust God and do not need to worry!

Why do you worry, nervous,search ways on your own, as your wisdom is not enough to make the best decision? Trust in God, because He once promised: "Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest" (Matthew 11:28). In God you'll always find peace and quiet!

Next time we will continue to analyze the strategies of positive thinking. And for now check your thoughts, what are you thinking? After all, your thoughts determine your words. Your words determine your actions.  Your actions form your habits. Your habits determine your identity.  Your essence determines your destiny. You can change your fate, change your thinking!

Article prepared by Maria Chikeyeva