THOUGHTS FOR YOUR DAY.
Aug20ThuAugust 20, 2009
I was thinking recently about the phrase "eternal optimist" which led me to the dictionary.
I discovered that by definition both optimism and pessimism are beliefs.
Beliefs are decisions, they are choices.
We choose whether we believe good will overcome evil, or that evil is more powerful. This choice determines our outlook on life, optimistic or pessimistic.
We as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, who have His promise to never leave us or forsake us, who have His strength, life, power and authority available to us at all times have the most incredible basis for optimism. The Apostle Paul put it this way, "if God be for us who can be against us?", another translation says, "if God be for us who can successfully stand against us?" The answer, NO ONE.
Praise God! He has made us to be "more than conquerors", He "hath given us all things that pertain unto life and godliness" and "blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ". Thank God, He has placed us in a position for and desires our success in all areas of life.
The future is bright if we will walk in the Light.