Shine On

Why I Believe in Positive Thinking

Shine On

I’m not a fan of what’s often called a “positive thinking” or “possibility thinking” theology That is, to say that we’re all basically good and just need to realize the power of the good within us could be referred to with the theological term, baloney. We’re depraved and sinful and desperately wicked. We need a Redeemer and a Savior, found only in the person of Jesus Christ and His death, burial, and resurrection.

Having said all of that, I do believe in the power of positive thinking to make a difference in our lives and the lives of others for a very simple reason, rooted in good common sense best spoken by Zig Ziglar…

Positive thinking won’t let you do anything, but it will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.

Now that makes sense. I also like the way Paul put it in Philippians 4:8:

Fix your thoughts on what is true and honorable and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. (NLT)

I like positive thinking. The alternative kinda stinks.

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