Wishes and Prayers Series - Negative Mindset in Prayer
Negative thoughts lead to miserable lifestyles, it is among the biggest encumbrances to your dreams. It results in lack if self-confidence and low self-regard. It affects our attitudes toward things and our beliefs as well. You can learn how to overcome negative thoughts by using a few techniques. This is important in order to do affirmative prayer correctly.
Negativity Can Sabotage You The beginning step in overcoming negative thinking is to get aware of your thoughts, and of their effects on you.
Negative thoughts make you feel awful - anxious, sad, blue, hopeless, guilty, mad. Rather than being overwhelmed by these feelings, you can learn to use them as a prompt for action. Notice when your mood shifts for the worse and look back at what was working through your mind at that minute. Over the course of a few days, you will become more sensitive to shifts in your feelings, and to the thoughts that set them off. You might well find that the same thoughts happen over and over.
Depression comes with negative thoughts. To block off negative thoughts ignoring simply does not last or truly work. One must work at defeating negative thoughts and this is done when you switch negative thoughts into favorable thoughts.
Make it a habit in your daily life to center on what you want in life not on what you do not want in life. When those damaging thoughts come into your mind substitute them with a positive thought of what you're wanting for yourself.
Be thankful for the things that you have in life like great health, a place to live, food in your stomach, clothes on your back. There are always individuals that are much worse off than you. If you learn to appreciate the great things that you have then it helps you be more positive in life.
Remain around positive minded individuals this will help you learn to be more positive and help you to not get negative thoughts. If you completely immerse yourself in great positive activities and remain around positive individuals your life will be so much fuller and happier.
The Bible reminds us on how to command our thoughts in Philippians 4:8 (King James Version)
"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, THINK on these things."
Relax and do not panic when damaging thoughts arise. Simply apply the steps above. The more you fight these bad thoughts with good ones, the more you will succeed at stopping them. Pray, Pray, and Pray some more. GOD will see us through all battles in life. You see if you have only negative thoughts how can you come up with your affirmative prayers.