Did you know that there is power in positive thinking!? When we think positive thoughts and affirmations about ourselves, our situation and our surroundings… our view and our perspective changes. It shifts to seeing things in a different light.
When I shift my thinking towards the positive, I have a newfound appreciation of life’s circumstances. I have a new appreciation for my body. God gave me this body. It is up to me to take care of it, not trash it.
Psalm 139:13-14 “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.”
Knowing and standing firm on the truth that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. That God cares enough about the flowers in the field and the birds of the air, to know that he cares about my needs and desires. My goals for health and fitness. My dream of losing weight and running fast.
Changing my perspective towards positive thinking is a new concept in today’s society. We are constantly bombarded with things that we are limited to or told we can not have. This is especially true when it comes to fitness and weight loss. We are told we can NOT have certain things in order to reach our goals. Our dreams.
Yet, while watching the movie Food Matters the other day, when I was running the treadmill, I saw these quotes. They really spoke to my heart.
Perhaps it is because I struggle with wanting more than I actually need. Perhaps it is my self destruction of my goals for fear of failure, so I self-destruct. Perhaps it is because I struggle with thinking of the negative: I can’t more than the positive I can.
Sometimes I find myself feeling deprived when I am watching my nutrition. Instead of focusing on what I can’t have… I should focus on what I can have. Turn the I want that but I can’t have it… into I CAN have it but I don’t want it.
Our words and thoughts have power. Rudyard Kipling said, “I am by nature a dealer in words, and words are the most powerful drug known to humanity.” Wow! Our words are more powerful than a drug known to humanity! That is some powerful stuff!
The power of positive thinking. How are you going to use your words today? Will you choose to shift your focus on the positive things in life? Or will you continue to dwell on the impossible, the I can’t, the negative?