Monday, February 13, 2012

Goodbye Negative Nelly

      I have heard that your true personality comes out the older you get. So if you are turned toward a positive outlook in your personality; you will be one of those wonderful senior adults who everyone loves to be around. If you are turned more to the gloomy side of life; you will be one of those senior adult that people run from.
     I have to say right now that I am not a senior adult. But, I am headed there faster then I want to be. I have the feeling that I will tend to lean to the gloomy side. My family has already nicknamed me "Negative Nelly".  What is bad I don't even know when I am doing it.
      I was at school the other day and here came all these negative thoughts flying in my head. (Glad I am not Johnny's mother!) Then I head to church on Sunday and here come those thoughts again. (Boy this room is to hot why can't they control things around here better? Only if I was in charge!!) You get how it works. If you have been around me, these thoughts have been flying out of my mouth! Lord help me!
     I began to search out a cure for this disease. I would like to say I found a cure for getting old but that didn't happen. I would like to say that someone waved a magic wand over me and now I am all rosie sweet. That did not happen either. Here is what I came up with. What ever we put in is going to come out. It is a choice. If we fill our life with good things then we will see the good. If we fill our life with the negative we will see the negative.
     I am starting this week on a new journey. Every time my mind wanders to the dark side, I am going to fill it with the Word God has given me. Hopefully, I will be able to banish the 'Negative Nelly' living in this Old Body.

Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things. What ever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me - put it into practice. 
Philippians 4:8-9

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