We all acknowledge that there are negative forces in our world. Some would call it the devil in action. Remember the famous line, the devil made me do it? Do you believe that a red suited demon is harassing you? Maybe yes, maybe no. Or I'm not sure. Whichever, sometimes negative happenings seem to invade our lives. Actually, it is rather difficult to avoid being exposed to negativity. We can look at our feed on FaceBook daily and see negativity, or even in the safety of our homes we can see on TV some pretty outlandish things. And that's just on the news!
Yes, there is a negative energy present. Whether you want to personalize it by saying it's the devil, that is your choice. I am not here to say it is or isn't. I don't want to go there....You choose. What I do know is, when we see negative things, we don't have to embrace them. God gave us free will. We can choose to ignore what appears to be evil and turn ourselves in another direction. If we don't make that choice, then we wallow in the negative. We accept its presence and saturate ourselves with the evil content. It's like being infested with fleas. Yuck!
Why would we want to wallow in negativity? Maybe we don't know any other way. Maybe our lives have been so saturated with negative influences, perhaps since childhood, that we don't know what positive is? In a case like that, we have to make a concerted effort to dramatically turn from the negative. But first, we have to identify that which is negative. Our vision is so influenced by our conditioning that sometimes we just don't see what is negative. The rose colored glasses have to be slung across the room so we see clearly what has been hiding right in front of us. We must peer into what stands before us and really recognize it as being negative--maybe for the first time.
Once we recognize what is not in our best interests, not a good influence, then we can turn our backs. We can look toward something positive. We can focus on the positive instead of the negative. What we are doing then is filling our vision with something positive. We are viewing good instead of evil. There is a natural law called the law of attraction. We attract to us what we are, see, feel, etc. Therefore, by 'seeing' positive, we are attracting positive into our lives. By associating with positive people, we are embracing positive people and their good influence. By watching positive TV shows, we are thinking positive thoughts.
I cannot express strongly enough how important it is to think positive. Whatever is negative only attracts more negative. Try to fill your vision and thoughts with the positive. So, how can we add the positive into our lives? Hmm, it's really easy. Prayer helps. Ask God to help you to identify that which is negative in your life, then turn from it. Don't continue to be caught up in something that brings you to the floor. Who needs that? Ask God to bring into your life positive people and ideas. Ask God for positive influences to surround you. In other words, ask God. It's just that simple. Through God, all things are possible.
Love to all....
(c) 2018, Elizabeth Owens