Now I take limitations in stride, and with good cheer, these limitations that cut me down to size - accidents, opposition, bad breaks, I just let Christ take over! And the weaker I get, the stronger I become. ~2 Corinthians 12: 10 MSG
Some of us are masterful at finding something negative to say about any situation. This negative thinking takes a positive experience and taints it. Every silver lining has a cloud.
For instance, "I wanted to get two hours more sleep at night, but I only managed one hour. I'm a complete failure."
Whaaaat? This thought turns what was a good styart into a big fail. However by reframing it with a truthful, positive spin, we can actually make our brains release positive neurotransmitters taht will help us keep making positive choices. For example, "I am already getting an additional hour of sleep and have changed my lifestyle, so I will continue making changes until I reach my goal of eight hours each night." Isn't that a better way to take limitations "with good cheer," as the apostle Paul says? With Christ's help, those limitations won't have the last word.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: You will see even more healthy changes in your life if you celebrate what is positive instead of focussing on the negative.
Taken from The Daniel Plan: 365-Day Devotional:Daily Encouragement for a Healthier Life