The Positive Charge!

I waswalking down the hall one morning when Ebony said, “Good morning.” I responded with “Good morning, Ebony, how are you today?” Ebony cheerfully said, “I am doing great, and I am glad to be here!” Wow, what a godly, positive attitude. Glad to be here! What a way to start the day.



There really is value in having a positive attitude, not only for ourselves but also for those around us. Because of limited space, here is a quick look at the book of Nehemiah. Nehemiah was on a mission from God. He was responsible to oversee the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem. (Many of you reading this are responsible for something.) Nehemiah understood that it would take everyone’s help to get the job done. The work was not easy, and the workers came up against oppositions. However, because of the positive attitude, the rebuilding of the wall was accomplished.

Nehemiah 4:1, 2, 6 “…Sanballat heard that we builded the wall, he was wroth, and took great indignation, and mocked the Jews. And he spake before his brethren and the army of Samaria, and said, What do these feeble Jews?… So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work.”

How did they get the work done? They had a mind to work. They stayed focused on what God had called them to do. They continued to believe that God was with them and that He was helping them. What was the result of this positive attitude? What was the result of keeping their minds on God? They completed the task. Praise God!

Nehemiah 6:15 “So the wall was finished…”

May I encourage you to surround yourself with positive people who have a mind to work, who will stand united, and who will say, “With God’s help, we can do this!” You be that positive example.

God’s Word instructs us to think on good things for a reason. Because it works!

Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”

My challenge to all of us this week: Let us choose to be positive. We may not be able to control everything, but we can control our attitudes. Let’s finish the job for the glory of God!

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