Why Negative Thinking?
I’ m feeling a strong compulsion today to write about something we all have to deal with. I’ve been sitting around on the mend from surgery and lately, I seem to be bombarded with negative thoughts. Eckhart Tolle tackles the subject of negative thinking in his book, “A New Earth”. Basically he asserts that the negative thoughts we oftentimes become consumed with do not originate from us so they are not a part of us, therefore not real. He concludes we can treat them as interference from an outside entity by just disregarding them. Well, I’ve tried that and it’s not working. So, how did I overcome negative thinking?
Anytime we think or say something that is contrary to truth (reality), and for me, that’s God’s Word, it represents an illusion or an “evil report” (negativity). Illusions and negative thinking coupled with people really not knowing what they’re talking about are ruining people’s lives. There were ten spies in the book of Exodus who spoke an “evil report” (contrary to what God had spoken to them), to God’s people which caused an entire generation to die and not accomplish their purpose and realize their destiny because it gave them a NEGATIVE outlook.
History shows that the value of life decreases and the quality of our existence deteriorates when a generation of people loses its ability to think from a sound, creative mind. Negative thinking causes people to lose their sense of identity and destiny. In this generation and culture, we have lost both. Furthermore, there is no unity among us or between us because our thinking is so NEGATIVE.
We have been taught independence and self-centeredness by the world’s way of thinking and we have become a nation where every group and every church thinks independently, and every person practices self-centeredness to point of narcissism. Independence and self-centeredness in this nation and in the church have produced a culture that has become increasingly negative.
Negative thinking and negative speaking produce a “spirit of fear” because fear comes by what we choose to hear and say. The twenty-four-hour cable news cycle is negative, but we love it. Many of the current reality shows are negative and full of drama, but we love them. But take a good long look at the outcome. We’ve become a nation of negative, violent, gossip-loving, hating and distrustful people.
Negativity Has Become The Norm
When mostly everything we’re saying, seeing, and professing is NEGATIVE, ultimately we become a DEFEATED people. We don’t discuss healing, deliverance, and overcoming our struggles in our private time because we really don’t believe it or want it. We are content to be just the way we are-MISERABLE!
Listen; what God deposited IN us, HIS DNA, we can change the world. But, as long as we continue to think and talk negatively- HIS OVERCOMING DNA lies dormant. We came equipped to accomplish whatever we dream about. God has equipped each one of us to accomplish and possess our destiny and to overcome negative thinking. But we have to prepare our minds by changing the way we think.
Stay Away From Negative People
Generally, there are two types of people; the ones who will help you to overcome in life, and the ones who will take you under. Sadly, there are very few people who will genuinely want to help you succeed; most people are selfish, self-centered and self-oriented. They don’t really care if you succeed or go under. And when you try to progress before they do they will do everything in their power to hinder your progress.
People Do Not Want You To Get What They Don’t Have
They will work overtime trying to snuff out your light (life) because it is your light that begins to show them that they are not going far enough in their own destiny. The power of THOUGHT can destroy or build you up, depending on what you are thinking about everyone and everything around you. The power of THOUGHT is so life-changing that just one NEGATIVE thought in which you chose to dwell on will make you unhappy and literally depress you for days.
You have got to begin to guard your mind and your thoughts to overcome negative thinking. When you begin to control your thought life then you will control your destiny. So when you begin to listen to those evil thoughts about yourself, you’ve got to understand what God says about you. So what does God say about you……
YOU ARE BLESSED COMING IN AND BLESSED GOING OUT. GOD SAYS YOU ARE THE HEAD AND NOT THE TAIL. YOU ARE ABOVE AND NOT BENEATH. GOD SAYS HE HIMSELF WILL SUPPLY ALL OF YOUR NEED ACCORDING TO HIS RICHES IN GLORY BY CHRIST JESUS. GOD SAYS WE CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS US. WE ARE NOT FAILURES BECAUSE GOD LOVES YOU HE CANNOT FAIL!
Therefore, you can overcome negative thinking…….