The Impact of Positive Thinking

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Next to accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, maintaining a positive attitude is of utmost importance. Your attitude has the power to make or break you, to heal or hurt you...


Next to knowing Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, nothing is more important than having a good positive attitude. Your attitude can make or break you, heal or hurt you, make you friends or enemies, make you happy or miserable, and make you a success or failure. Your attitude is a reflection of who you truly are at the core of your being.

Fact #1: Your Attitude Reveals the Real You

Your attitude is more important than facts, circumstances, what others say, your past, your education, and your money. It represents your disposition, outlook, and character. As Proverbs 23:7 says, "For as he thinks in his heart, so is he."

Fact #2: Your Attitude Determines the Success and Failure of Every Relationship in Your Life

Your attitude affects every relationship in your life. A bad attitude can build walls and make it difficult for people to be around you. It can destroy marriages, families, work environments, and friendships. Negative attitudes stem from jealousy, poor self-esteem, and a critical mindset.

Fact #3: Your Attitude is Always Your Choice

Your attitude is a choice you make every day. No matter what happens to you, you have the power to choose how you will respond. Even in the face of challenging circumstances like illness or difficult relationships, you can choose a positive attitude. Your attitude choice is crucial in shaping your life.

Steps to Cultivate a Positive Attitude

Step 1: Start Speaking Positive Words

Learn to speak positive words by practice. Speaking positively does not come naturally; it requires effort. Positive words create a loving and accepting environment. Challenge yourself to say something positive and uplifting to everyone you meet.

Step 2: Look for the Good in Every Situation and Person

Develop the habit of looking for the best results even in the worst conditions. There is always a positive and negative side to every person or situation. Focus on the good and seek it out. People tend to find what they are looking for, so choose to look for the positive.

Step 3: Take Charge of Your Thought Life

Fix your thoughts on what is true, good, right, pure, lovely, and praiseworthy. Filter out negative thoughts and feed your mind with positive things. God's Word is the greatest source of good thoughts. Fill your mind with His promises and truths.

Step 4: Never Surrender Leadership to the Negative

When negative emotions arise, admit them, face them, but don't give in to them. Replace anger with love, fear with faith, complaining with gratitude, bitterness with forgiveness, and self-pity with helping others. Pray out your emotions and seek victory through prayer.


Cultivating a positive attitude is essential for a fulfilling life. Your attitude has the power to shape your relationships, your success, and your overall well-being. Choose to speak positive words, look for the good, take charge of your thoughts, and never surrender to negativity. With God's help, you can develop a positive attitude that will transform your life.

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