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Count Your Blessings...

These last few weeks have been tough for me. My thoughts were all over the place. The last thing I want to do is overthink things too much and let my emotions get to me. What I want to start doing now is think positive and thank God for the things that I have going for me right now. Because I know there are lots of good things going on in my life right now despite my overthinking and the trials happening. In this post I want to share with you a few verses on thinking positive or staying positive...

"Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. "Philippians 4:8

"Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things" Colossians 3:1-2

A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. - Proverbs 17:22

When we are going through tough times in our lives, we have to remember to not lose focus of who we are and who we are in Christ. We also can never let our negative thinking, because of our trials, get full control of our minds. This is something that I have to remind myself of right now. When we let negative thinking get in the way, the longer we focus on it, the more it consumes us. Sometimes we might wish for God to just step in and help us and change our situation for the better, but He doesn't always do that for us because He might want us to go through this time of testing. When we are going through a trial its easy to get caught up in the things that are going on and then that can be all we focus on. That has happened to me in the past few weeks. This weekend things have gotten a bit better but throughout the hard time I was having, I forgot to think on the good and positive things that are going on in my life right now too. I want to remember all the good things that are in my life and all the good things He has blessed me with. Like having a good family who cares and loves me, and good friendships. I have a career I am aiming towards in my writing, have a blog that's been kicking off as well as my youtube channel. Also, I am alive and healthy. Those are great things to be thankful for. Maybe you have some things in your life that you can see as good and that are either similar to mine or totally different. Either way, its good to recognize the things that are in your life that are a blessing from God.

The verse I want to focus on is Colossians 3:1-2 "Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things"

I feel like this verse is a great reminder on the things that we should keep our main focus on the things "above" (In Heaven) and not on earth (Material, people). Its easy for us to focus on the things of this world because we are a part of this world and there are so many events, idols and material things to get so pulled into. It's so easy to focus even on those things and lose our focus on God and when we have trials in our lives sometimes we think about those trials and not on the blessings God has put in our life. That is so important to remember...

Blessings to remember...

1.You are alive

2. You are loved by God

3.You have fresh air to breathe

4.You have God's nature all around us and are free to go in it at any time

5.We are given good friends from God

6.God has given us free will

7.You have a gift from God

8. God has a plan our lives

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