I know I feel best when I'm around positive people that lift me up! I have a few friends that no matter how horrible I feel or how bad of a day I am having, they always make me feel better! There are also people in my life that like to feed off my hurts! And the sad part is, I don't think they even realize they do it! It's easy to get caught up in the negativity in the world because there is so much of it! But we can't let it feed into us! Instead, we should strive that much harder to keep a positive state of mind! How are we going to show people Jesus if we keep a negative mind? To keep positive, we have to change the way we think! I try and do this with any situation that comes up! Maybe a job you were hoping to come through, didn't? The positive part is, you don't know what God was saving you from! Maybe a couple months down the road an even bigger opportunity opens up that you wouldn't have been able to take if you had taken the other job! His plans are bigger than ours, so we have to remember we only see a piece of the puzzle, when he sees the whole thing! And that in itself, is something to be positive about!
This devotional was written from the heart of Ashley Pierce! I look forward to reading your comments!!!