Otherwise, the carnal mind wanders into “worst-case” scenarios. With unease — dis-ease — can draw to ourselves the sickness we fear, the financial distress, the familial problems and isolation we have fretted endlessly about — to the point of obsession. Negative obsession is powerfully bad. It can ruin things. Negativity sucks the oxygen out of a room. And it is contagious. When a person begins to speak negatively, we’re powerfully tempted to do the same.
Always, we must set our eyes above the fraudulent discouragements of the devil and look toward the brightness that can be ours here and in the hereafter.
Imagine the best.
It is only when we can wish without worrying, imagine the best for our futures, put a picture of what we most deeply desire into action after it is extracted from our intuition that we head for full happiness — and at the same time, fulfill God’s Will, for He has a unique destiny, a unique role, for everybody.
There is a place your are to fill, a wise man once noted, that no one else can fill, something you are to do that no one else can do.
That doesn’t mean that everybody is rich. It doesn’t mean that material wealth is the goal. It does mean we don’t hurt ourselces by what we project. When we are positive within God’s Plan, miracles occur — sometimes, things that “seem to good to be true.”
When we project holiness and health and well-being for ourselves and those we love and those we touch, this puts into play God’s mysterious way of turning any situation in our favor — any.
Fear is inverted faith; it is faith in evil instead of good. When we desire what is right for us — what fulfills His Plan for our lives — peace arrives and so does security.
This is what we need: security, not opulence, not extravagance.
Every desire uttered is a demand.
“Ask, and it shall be given, seek and ye shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you (Matthew 7:7).
What do you imagine for your future? What kind of life do you project? What do you imagine and expect?
Imagination is more powerful than you think. “The object of life,” notes on author, “is to see clearly one’s good and obliterate all mental pictures of evil.”
Balance? We must be balanced. Realistic? That too. But optimistic. Life is meant to be good — challenging but good, joyful when we let it be joyful.
“Why are ye faithful, oh ye of little faith? (Matthew 8:2).
January is named for Janus, a “god” who had two heads, one looking one way, one another; one looking at the past, the other the future.
This month, look to the future and see the best that can happen.