Negative thoughts are like seeds of death that kill things in our lives. They sabotage our lives, relationships and dreams. Where do they come from? They come from the fear that things will not work out for our good.
Negative thoughts reflect a lack of faith. Negativity comes from hearing negative reports from others that leave us feeling hopeless. According to Romans 10:17, faith comes from hearing the word of God. God’s word gives you hope and positivity.
Did you know that you can use Christian meditation to eliminate negative thinking? It entails meditating on the word of God. It builds your faith and trust in the God who gives you hope in every situation that troubles you.
3 ways you can use Christian meditation to eliminate negative thinking include the following:
1) Know your dominant thoughts
The first step in eliminating negative thinking is to know what your thoughts are. You cannot change what you do not know. God says we perish for lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6). Record your thoughts daily in your journal and you will see a pattern. When you hear bad news, what is your first reaction? It results from your most dominant thoughts. Your thoughts drive your emotions. Negative thoughts lead to negative emotions like fear, anger, anxiety and worry. Could it be that your negative thinking stems from a lack of faith? Meditate on the word of God and build your faith. It will leave you feeling positive.
2) What does God’s word say?
You are what you think (Proverbs 23:7). If you think you are broke, you will be; if you think you are not good enough, you behave in like manner. According to Philippians 4:8 we are to meditate on good things which are true, noble, lovely and praiseworthy. Positive thoughts lead to a great life. Set your mind on things above and not on earth (Colossians 3:2) so that when you lose earthly things you will not fall into depression. When you trust in God, you have nothing to fear and you can maintain a positive attitude. When you focus your mind on God, he will keep you in perfect peace.
3) Re-write your mental script
Romans 12:2 tells us not to conform to the pattern of this world but allow the renewing of our minds to transform us. This means changing the script running in your mind from the worldly way to God’s way. Align your thoughts with God’s. Declare Scriptures daily over your life and mind and your outlook on life will change. Remind yourself how God has come through for you in the past and trust that he will do it in the present and the future. Get into the habit of being still each day to identify negative thoughts and eliminate them to prevent them from bearing negative fruit in your life.
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