Be a Positive Person

By Maria Fontaine

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever" (Hebrews 13:8). His life-changing power is the same as ever, and it's there for us. If we avail ourselves of it, we can all have it. Jesus can help anyone overcome anything if they want it badly enough.

It is as we continue to become more and more immersed in Jesus and His Word, earnestly wanting His best and asking Him to work in our lives day by day, that we grow deeper in Him and truly become the new people He wants to make us (2 Corinthians 5:17). Our old mindsets pass away as we are transformed by the renewing of our minds (Romans 12:2). The Lord doesn't make one big change in us and that's all; He continues to work in our lives--if we do our part.

The Lord says He'll keep us in perfect peace if our mind is focused on Him and we set our affections on things above (Isaiah 26:3; Colossians 3:1-2). The Psalmist David said, "My heart is steadfast, O God" (Psalm 57:7). So it is possible to live above worry and fear and discouragement!

When we turn away from looking at the Lord and we begin to look at circumstances and problems, then we can't even see the Lord anymore because we're so busy looking at the mountains! When actually, the Lord says if you have your eyes on Him and have just a little faith, no larger than a mustard seed, you can say to the mountain, "Be removed!" and it will be cast into the sea (Mark 11:23).

Fears, worries, and discouragement can seem like mountains, but for Christians, those things should have no place in our lives. When we are living close to Jesus and operating according to His Word, we live in the world of the spirit. It's a miracle world where the obstacles and problems we encounter can't stop us. They are dispelled through faith! Looking to the Lord and His Word is what gives us that kind of faith.