The world is filled with so many unhappy people. Many people think, brooding over their sad circumstances and carrying some serious looking face is a sign of seriousness about life. Sadly, this is one of the ways many people ruin their lives, using their sad emotional thoughts to attract more of such negative circumstances into their lives.
When you think about your past, don’t make the mistake of pulling down yourself into the pit of sadness and depression, with a feeling of helplessness. This is a very dangerous emotional state that will attract nothing but the same ugly and pathetic situations into your life.
You must train yourself to remain at the emotional peak of joy, happiness and gratitude every day, concerning everything that happens in your life. The continuous emotional state of joy, happiness and gratefulness will change the negative circumstances around you. “When you are in a state of joy or appreciation, you are connected to the Stream of Source Energy” (Richard Carswell).
Train yourself continually to remain at that emotional height. This should be your primary goal every day. Don’t come down. The Holy Bible clearly says, “Therefore with joy shall ye draw water (which represents deliverance, protection, provision, abundance and plenty) out of the wells of salvation” (Isaiah 12:3).
You cannot draw from the wells of salvation by being sad, angry, depressed, jealous and envious. These negative emotions will deactivate the power and the grace of God that should be working on your behalf every day.
Train yourself to continually stir up an atmosphere of praise and worship. It will activate the power of God to move on your behalf. There are several testimonies in the Bible, where God intervened when His people praised Him.
Praise and worship stirs up joy. When you praise and worship God, He is magnified against every negative circumstance in your life. Again, joy reflects a merry heart. The Bible says “Is any merry? let him sing psalms” (James 5:13).
No wonder when Paul and Silas prayed and SANG PRAISES to GOD (which is an expression of joy) the strong prison doors flew wide open (Acts 16:25-26). The prison gate could not keep them bound continually. The things that bind you will lose their hold on you if you can cultivate a continuous attitude of praise and worship. The power of God Almighty will move on your behalf. Remember, God inhabits the praises of His people (Psalms 22:3).
Train yourself to remain joyful, grateful and happy. Richard Carswell says another nice thing in this regard in one of his book. “Your prime goal is to be happy, to reach for the joy and when you do that all the other ingredients to success will follow and fall nicely in to place.”
Choosing thoughts of joy, happiness and gratefulness irrespective of your situation is the express way to move closer to your dream. Those beautiful emotions (joy, happiness and gratefulness) will surely attract situations and circumstances that will multiply your joy, happiness and gratefulness. No wonder, the Bible says, Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice (Philippians 4:4).
“Once you consciously identify your current state of emotion, it will be easier for you to understand whether you are choosing thoughts that move you closer to your goals or further away. If you will make the improved feeling or emotion your real goal, then anything and everything that you want will quickly show up in your world via the right people, the right circumstances and the right resources that will facilitate the achievement of your desired outcome.” (Richard Carswell)