Taking one step at a time in the right direction, makes such a difference. I like this picture of steps in life. Sometimes we think we can not do something, but if we keep taking another step we can! It's so important to surround yourself around people who live positive and according to the word of God.
Psalm 1:1-6 (NIV)
1 Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither--
whatever they do prospers.
4 Not so the wicked!
They are like chaff
that the wind blows away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.
What you say to yourself matters!
I remember a time in my life when I spoke negative words about myself. I knew I had messed up in life and I didn't think I had another chance. The enemy of my soul didn't want me to live in the freedom of God's word. I found that one step lead to another and I needed a break through in my own mind. To change one's mindset is so important when the enemy fights us. We must remember who God is and what his word says about forgiveness, love, choices and live in a new day with joy. The Bible says that the joy of the Lord is our strength.
Our past can sure reflect in our today but we don't have to live in the past. God has given us a new day to live in and freedom of choices. Each thought and each choice leads to another step how this day will turn out. Living in positive thinking is important because we all deal with hard things in life. Words affect us and also affects others. Purpose good thoughts, words and actions. Just a simple message today but so valuable.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.