“Therefore the LORD waits to be gracious to you, and therefore He exalts Himself to show mercy to you. For the LORD is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for Him” (Isaiah 30:18)
My mom always said that something good is just about to happen. I didn’t realize this early on, but I’ve lived my life with the thought that no matter how dark or how dificult things become, there’s this consistent hope that it’s just about to turn around for good. My mom gave me the gift of that. It keeps me positive and keeps me always looking toward things in an optimistic manner. I’ve been very fortunate to live my life with that thought.
People who are happy and successful think more about the good things that can happen, think more about having happiness, having money, and creating a rich and meaningful life, than they do the opposite of those things.
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A pessimistic attitude toward life means a miserable life. At some point in your life you’ve no doubt encountered someone who is pessimistic about everything, and when you are with him or her it sucks the energy and the joy out of you. Well, that’s precisely what a pessimistic attitude does to you.
On the other hand, I’m sure you’ve known someone who is always up and has a cheerful and bright attitude toward life, and when you are with him or her you also feel fantastic and full of life. And that’s what an optimistic attitude does to you.
NOTE: Growing in humility means – pride has to be done away with. Learning to love like Jesus requires us to say no to self – constant demand for selfish ambitions, and putting ourselves first. Growing in patience consistently involves some form of waiting, whether in a long line at the grocery store or a lifetime for a loved one to come to Christ. When we lay our requests down before him, it is by faith and steady supplications that we wait and watch in expectation of God’s good work in us and others and in everything.