Praise to overcome opposition. You probably know that misery loves company. Some people seem to make it their mission in life to make others as miserable as they are. These people carry a negative and toxic spirit around that afflicts others. That’s when you have to change gears and instead of allowing that negative spirit to oppose and afflict you, overcome it by focusing on the positive, counting your blessings, and praising God for those blessings.
It really is essential for your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health to focus on the positive and count your blessings. And on this Women with Intention Wednesday, you can visit my fellow blogger Jenny’s blog and pick up your own self-care calendar for March.
Here is your inspiration for today …
“Many people never have a decent finish to their day
because they let the enemy keep them from starting it right.
Satan tries to capture our thoughts early in the morning.
He wants to get us thinking about all the wrong things
as soon as we wake up.
His intent is to steal our peace by upsetting us
as soon as our alarm goes off.
He is always working to set us up
to get us upset.
That is why it is important to learn
how to defeat the devil early each day.
Every morning is a new opportunity
to start your day right.
Praise God as soon as your eyes open to a new day.”
–Joyce Meyer in “Starting Your Day Right”
I have found this to be true over and over again. Starting the day with praise and reflections on the blessings in my life–maintaining that attitude of gratitude and sharing it with others–makes the day go much better overall than when a negative gloom overwhelms me first thing in the morning and I allow it to continue, instead of overcoming it with praise and a positive focus.
So what are YOUR thoughts?
Does your morning routine include focusing on praise and counting your blessings?
Are you interested in taking better care of yourself and tracking your habits to help you overcome bad ones and start new good ones?