How To Change Your Thoughts From Negative To Positive Effortlessly! (Yes, It Can Be Done)
Anxiety and stress and depression are all a result of wrong thinking.
I had a really tough childhood growing up, there was trauma and abuse that led me down a path of negative thinking and self harm.
I knew that I had to change my thinking but I didn’t know how.
How do you change the thoughts that you think?
How do you think positive thoughts instead of negative ones?
How do change the thoughts in your subconscious mind?
You can only trick yourself into thinking something for so long but if you have no foundation for the things you want to think, it’s only a matter of time before you go back into your negative state of mind.
I can’t fool myself because my subconscious mind demands a satisfactory answer.
When I got a revelation of these two things, it radically changed how I think.
I used to be the most Negative Nelly you can imagine and it was actually dragging my whole family down.
My kids, my marriage, my business all suffered because I was full of negative thoughts that we’re always attacking me.
I’m going to try to explain it the best I can and I know the Holy Spirit is inside you to lead you into all truth.
1. Laying A Foundation
Without a foundation for right believing, I have nothing to base my positivity on.
That was pretty much my problem my whole life, I never had positive thoughts because everything appeared so negative.
It wasn’t until I had a foundation to believe for positive things instead of negative things that my life turned around.
For me that foundation was laid when I figured out what I had because of the finished work of Jesus.
I had been a Christian for about 7 years and I was thinking about it all wrong.
I was being spoon fed religion and that it the worst kind of bondage.
I was being taught everything “I had to do” for Jesus.
That is no gospel.
Gospel means a news too good to be true.
How is a list of rules to good to be true news? It’s NOT!
Religion is rules and rules are not the reason Jesus came and died on that cross.
He did not come and die the most brutal death one can imagine just so I could be saved from hell and straighten up my life and start following religious rules.
Unfortunately, a lot of us have been taught WRONG and a lot of us believed wrong as a result.
No one had ever laid a foundation for why I could believe I was going to prosper, be healed, etc.
Why Could I Believe For More Positive Outcomes Instead Of Negative Ones?
Did I have to get on my knees, fast, pray hard and do everything right and maybe God would bless me?
Certainly that’s the thought most people have, even me at the time.
That is hardly good news and it is NOT the real gospel.
It wasn’t until I turned on this funny looking Asian dude on TV a few years back that I realized I HAD BEEN HOODWINKED!
Everything this man said was really getting to me because I could hardly believe it was true!
Here he was saying, I was blessed, I was prosperous, I was healed and all this was because of Jesus?
Staring at my situation that hardly seemed true so I kept watching the dude.
Every day I recorded him and listened to what he said with my bible in hand.
He would go line upon line through each scripture and show me why I was so blessed.
He would show me scripture after scripture in context and explain why I could believe for good in my life.
It wasn’t until I had this foundation he was laying that I started seeing for myself all the blessings I had because of what Jesus did for me.
A Divine exchange took place and because Jesus took all the curses upon Himself at the cross, I get all the blessings.
Now that sounds too good to be true!
But here he was, showing me how too good to be true it really was!
Jesus fulfilled all the righteous requirements of God’s law and He became sin for us so that we might become as He is.
He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Cor 5:21
I am the righteousness of God IN Christ.
Because I believe in Jesus, I’ve been placed IN Christ.
As Jesus is, so am I in this world.
When I Started Grasping This, I Had a Foundation For Positive Thinking!
I was no longer dependent on my performance but on the perfect performance of Jesus.
I didn’t have to do anything for God, I simply needed to believe what His Word says I am.
I am so ridiculously blessed, favored and loved because of what Jesus did – I can expect good every where I go and in everything I do.
That is the foundation for the positive thoughts that I have now.
I expect good.
I don’t think negatively about my circumstances because as Jesus is, so am I.
I am more than a conqueror, I am successful, I am blessed in Jesus Christ Our Lord.
He took all the curses so I could have all the blessings.
Even the stuff that looks bad is going to turn out for good!
Over and over and over again the manifestation of the things I believe God for happen effortlessly.
2. Speaking What I Want To See Happen
Once the foundation was laid for me, I started speaking what I wanted to see happen.
To many people are letting their tongue run wild with negativity and they’re manifesting those awful things.
The Godhead dwells inside me, when I speak, things happen – so I’m using my tongue for more positive things.
Speaking allows me to vocalize my positive thoughts and that allows me to keep my mind on them!
And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. — Phil 4:87
Whenever a negative thought tries to creep in (and they will do that), I remember the FOUNDATION that Jesus Christ laid for me and then I speak it out.
I say things like, “I am blessed, I am holy, I am righteous, I am wise, I am the beloved of the Lord.”
I remind myself of the righteous foundation that I have been given.
There are a vast amount of promises for the believer in the bible.
Jesus came to give so much more than a ticket out of hell.
We don’t receive the blessings by our own doing, but by what He has done.
As Jesus is, so am I!
That’s powerful because Jesus is powerful.
He gave His authority to me.
Thinking about that thought alone keeps me in a positive state of mind.
Surely goodness and mercy are following me all the days of my life.
When you start seeing the foundation that Jesus laid – receiving the gift of righteousness and the abundance of grace available to me is effortless.
…. much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ. — Rom 5:17
I receive the abundance of grace and I receive the free gift of righteousness and I reign in life through Jesus Christ.
Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.
The main reason I went to bible school was because I wanted to find out what I had in Christ.
I wanted to see for myself the REAL gospel of grace and receive all that God had for me.
Receiving Jesus as my Lord and Savior opened me up to a world of blessings that I intend to receive in THIS LIFE.
I don’t need health and wealth in heaven, there’s no sickness and poverty there.
Where I need the blessings of God to reign is in THIS LIFE.
Jesus came so that I could have life more abundantly and when I remember the foundation that He has given me and start speaking it out – I can’t help but think positive thoughts.
Even writing this blog post put me in a happy state of mind effortlessly.
Negative thoughts don’t stand a chance in the presence of a person who knows where they stand with God because of Jesus Christ.
Help Changing Thoughts From Negative To Positive
Reading this blog post is only the start.
In order to change thoughts from negative to positive ones consistently, keep hearing more and more about all that you have in Jesus.
When you find out all the blessings you have in Christ, you effortlessly change your thinking, feelings and behavior without even realizing it.
Never in a million years could someone tell me I was going to get a degree in theology, but here I am, about to graduate in two months and with highest honors.
A man named Joseph Prince turned me on to the Grace of God a few years ago at my lowest point in life and I will tell you that everything he said resonated with me in a powerful way.
My life has been forever changed and I no longer think negatively about any circumstance because I have the foundation I needed to produce positive thinking in all areas of my life.
I don’t have to try to think positive, I just do because I know WHO I AM!