By: A. Williams

In the sales profession there is a saying that goes “If you look good, you feel good, and if you feel good, you sell good.”  This theory has everything to do with a positive, uplifting, and encouraging outlook on success and victory. Now in order to accomplish this task you must be able to accept failure, rebound from rejection, and pursue the ultimate goal time after time without fear of falling.

This same principal applies when it comes to our thoughts, and emotions, which lead to actions and words.  Proverbs 23:7 states “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.” You will eventually become what you think. And you can’t think one thing and become something else. If you allow yourself to think negative, worried, fearful thoughts, then you will become a negative, worried, fearful person. You cannot think defeat and expect victory. You can’t think poverty, and expect wealth. You can’t think the worst, and expect the best.  You cannot think small and expect big, and you cannot think failure and expect success.

The Bible tells us what we should dwell on in Philippians 4:8. To “think on things that are pure and honest and of a good report.” Things that build you up, not tear you down. Think on all the great things God has done for you, dwell on the positive and not the negative.

I wonder if? It’s too hard? I don’t think I can? It won’t get better?  All of these phrases are not faith filled phrases.  These are words of someone whom is defeated, worn down, and hopeless.  “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind” Timothy 2:17.

What we put in our minds, determines what comes out in our words and actions.  We must program our minds to think good, righteous, holy, positive and perfect things.   Ask God to help you focus on the good and pure.