With so much negativity all around me, it is refreshing to see people moving forward and planning for the future.
Focusing on the good in difficult times is challenging; there is no doubt about that. But when you look at the alternative, concentrating on the bad, then it is a task worth investing your time.
When you focus on the negative, you will notice that the problem you have will grow bigger and bigger, you will begin to see things that you didn’t think of at first.
Worrying and feeling anxious very rarely, if ever, resolves a situation. However, what does help is sitting down and asking yourself what you can do to make things better and whatever you come up with, getting to work on it without delay.
I can only speak for myself, but the last year has been one of the most challenging years in my life. Usually, a person of great faith, that faith has been shaken.
Almost every conversation I have with people nowadays is rooted in fear. People are worried about the future, uncertain of what the future holds. And rightfully so, there are a lot of unknowns moving forward.
2020/21 has been a very confusing time, and it’s quite natural to be fearful, so how can you increase your faith when you are full of fear?
Well, the first step is to realise that FEAR is the absence of FAITH. Meaning that if you are feeling fearful, you are purposely or unintentionally focusing on more fearful thoughts.
So how can you reverse this?
Take it upon yourself to focus more on faith.
This is not easy, but what has helped me immensely is to connect with nature as often as I can. Although, of course, sometimes the negative thoughts are so strong that you can not shake them off.
When I find that negative thoughts have a firm hold of me, I have learned from experience that you must change up your routine.
So instead of the familiar, go to a new location, walk through a forest or beside the ocean. When surrounded by new places, our minds are forced to take in further information; when we walk on uneven surfaces or hear new sounds, our minds have no choice but to take our awareness into the present moment; otherwise, we may bump into something or trip or fall.
As powerful as the mind is, it can only think of one thought at a time, so if it is torturing you with the same thought over and over, it is time that you change your surroundings. You will not believe the difference that it makes.
What most people do, however, is they keep the same routine, letting the same thoughts replay day after day, not knowing that there is a better way.
Most of us have plenty to worry about, but the more we dwell on our worries, the bigger they grow.
Increasing your faith is about changing your focus; it’s about connecting more with nature and connecting more with God. You can make the shift; you get to choose how you spend your time; you can spend time doing things that build you up or things that tear you down.
Choose today to get close to God and spend time surrounded by his beautiful creation. Spend time with the people that build you up and want the best for you. Do the things that bring you joy and happiness and give you the most pleasure.
Getting through this pandemic is difficult; your mind will default to the negative, and the reason for this is that there is negativity all around us. Therefore, we must take it upon ourselves to feed our minds with information to build us up and help us grow.
The most crucial time to do this is first thing in the morning. It is reported that the first 30-60 minutes set the tone for the day. So play, read, or listen to something that will uplift your spirit and make you feel good.
Change up your routine.If your default is checking emails and notifications, put that off until after breakfast; if it is to tune into the morning news, put on some music instead.
It sounds almost too simple to be effective, but you will not believe the difference that it makes.
You give yourself the chance to experience life without being bombarded with marketing and negative news.
Everyone needs a ray of light in their lives, be a ray of sunshine for someone else this weekend.
There is so much uncertainty in our world, and if you are not careful, fear can take control of your thinking.
Layer on top of that past hurts, regrets, and disappointments, and you may feel drained of all your energy.
In my opinion, it is vital to do self-work to remove any negativity that’s in your power to remove. Necessary to strengthen your faith and build on that faith through your words and actions.
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Wishing you all the best. I will keep you in my prayers.
We know we must change; we know it would be beneficial, but something holds us back? Fear, doubt and worry play their part, but I believe the real reason we find it hard to change is much deeper…
We are all born with unlimited potential, but over time, most of that potential fades away.
Growing up we are constantly reminded of our limitations.
Maybe a parent, guardian or classmate told you something so many times that you believed them. “You’re aiming too high. No one has ever done that before. Better to play it safe, don’t take risks.
They might have meant well, but they were projecting their fears and failures on you. Because they might have tried, or they don’t believe that they can do it. It’s important to know that it’s not really about you. It’s about what they feel and their fears inside.
Or maybe what was said was more destructive, “You’re not good enough, you’re not intelligent enough, you haven’t got what it takes. You haven’t got the looks or the confidence.
If you were told any of these types of things as a child, it is quite natural to experience resentment, anger, or bitterness when you replay what was said or done. But it is so vital that you release them feelings or they will get the best of you.
Down Memory Lane
Growing up, I was bullied, meaning I felt inferior to others for most of my life. I didn’t feel like I was popular enough. Intelligent enough, talented enough. No doubt holding this attitude had an impact on my life. But thankfully, I never held negative feelings towards the people that hurt me. I just kept moving forward and did my best.
Only years later did I realise that holding this attitude was a gift.
To make progress, to be truly happy, healthy, and successful, you must learn to let go of the past so that it doesn’t affect you in the present. What happened may not have been fair. What was done to you was wrong, but letting it replay in your mind will not help. All that replaying the hurt will do is make you more depressed, angrier, and more enraged.
Replaying past events can even make you doubt yourself, which will affect your language, meaning you say things like, “I couldn’t do that, I can’t learn new things, I’m not good with people, relationships, money, etc.
The negativity of the past can affect you in the present; it can affect your faith, it can affect your thinking, making you question what you can and can not do.
One hurt or mistake can limit what you can achieve.
The one person that hurt you can cause you to mistrust everyone and make you think that all people are the same. They’re not.
The one mistake you made can make you doubtful of your abilities, meaning you never try anything that challenges you or anything new.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
When you remove all negativity from your thinking, your faith will grow. meaning you will speak more confidently, and expect good things to come into your path.
By taking specific steps, your life can improve in amazing ways.
In my new book, The Power to Change Your Life, I break down the process in a simple, understandable way. Not in a list of dos and don’ts, but through relatable stories that will help you digest the information quick and easily.
There are seeds of greatness within each of us, but those seeds can lie dormant when we choose to focus on the past.
If someone gave you a plant to look after, you would love and care for it, ensuring that it got the maximum amount of nutrients and light. But for some reason, we choose to neglect the gift of life because of a few wrong decisions and hurts?
Resulting in us growing weak and never having the strength to bloom.
Choose to plant your seeds of greatness today, and you will not believe what you will achieve.
Experience the power of change; let the loving energy of God flow into your life.
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When you start to overthink a past hurt or mistake them, thoughts will soon fill your mind. What happened may have happened years ago, but within minutes you can be feeling the same feelings as if it only happened yesterday.
Regret, pain, and bitterness can rob you of your joy.
And once negativity gets a hold of you, it can be tough to shake it off.
If you are feeling overwhelmed at this time, it can seem like there is no hope, that there is no way that things can get better. Emotions like fear, worry and doubt can blind you from opportunities that are right in front of your eyes.
But there is a solution…
You must actively fill your mind with faith.
Thinking thoughts of faith may seem simple, but it’s not. And the reason, the last thing you want to do when you are feeling down is to read something that will lift you up. Reading words of faith when you are in the grips of fear will initially make you feel uncomfortable, but when you do, something remarkable happens.
Your faith is released.
Knowing will soon replace doubt; peace will soon replace worry.
When life is not going to plan, the negative thoughts will come, telling you that you’re not good enough, smart enough, talented enough, but you must develop ways to remove those limiting thoughts and replace them with ideas that will give you strength to propel you forward.
Nothing is impossible to the person who challenges their fears and chooses to release their faith.
There is a lot of fear and uncertainty in the world at the moment, and it can be overwhelming.
It’s hard to see how things can get better.
Social media is an excellent way of connecting with people, but in the last 12 months, it has shown its dark side.
So many stories have surfaced, most of which have little or no facts attached to them, but they spread like wildfire, injecting even more, fear and uncertainty into people’s hearts and minds.
When surrounded by fear, it can be hard not to be affected by it. Fearful thoughts can quickly dominate your thought life, resulting in you sharing those thoughts with the people you meet.
When you go over, and over the same ideas, the problem is that it makes them more and more real in your mind.
Now more than ever, it’s essential to release your faith and let thoughts of faith, hope and expectancy fill your mind. And you must do this purposely. Otherwise, negative thoughts will keep you discouraged. Keep you locked in worry, doubt and fear.
When you let negative recordings play, they can affect your mood and your overall well-being. But when you release your faith, all your negative feelings will fade away.
And how do you do this? Purposely you must feed your mind with information that will fill you with hope, faith and gratitude.
The right words and thoughts will release the faith that lies within. You will begin to think differently, act differently, and feel differently. . When God created us, He gave us everything we needed to fulfil our destiny. Now quit telling yourself that you are limited or haven’t got what it takes. Or that you will never achieve your destiny.
Choose instead to fill your mind with everything that is good so that your faith can be released.
In my new book, I would like to take you on a journey to help you overcome your fears by giving you the confidence and assurance that everything will work out as God has planned.
When life is not going our way, it’s easy to be discouraged and down on ourselves. We can allow negative defeated thoughts to replay on our mind. But when you learn to remove those limited thoughts, your life can change in amazing ways.
Nothing is impossible to the person who chooses to let go of fear and release their faith.
Regret is simply a stream of thoughts that like to replay in your mind, to make you think that your life could have been so much different if you had of made different decisions.
The truth, everything happened exactly as it was meant to happen. That fact can be hard to take sometimes; I know because I have recently made some mistakes that I regret every day, The same thoughts replay in my mind, so I know first hand what regret feels like.
But today, a thought came to me that I would like to share.
You can not stop the negative thoughts from coming, so don’t even try instead when they come up in your mind. Say the following,
I can not change the past; I can only learn from it.
Repeat as often as necessary.
Thoughts of regret can steal your joy and happiness; they can make your mood change, meaning you are not present for the people in your life.
Please don’t give thoughts of regret power over you.