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A relationship with Jesus gives us a positive mindset

Lorna M. George. Photo: Facebook/File
Lorna M. George

In his book, Authority, D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones wrote, “In the Book of Ecclesiastes there we read the conclusions of a wise man who tried it all. He was a learned man; He had the best education and advantages of his age. He had tried wisdom, he tried riches and pleasures, and he had followed various other approaches to the problem. But he always came back to the same point: ‘Vanity of Vanities, all is vanity.’”

Like many people I thought that a college education and a job in my profession would satisfy my longing for fulfillment and happiness, but I painfully found out that I was wrong. Man was created for Jesus Christ and only he can fulfill the longing and emptiness in our hearts and souls. An intimate relationship with the man Christ Jesus is developed through prayer, meditation and Bible Reading. It is through reading his word that we find out how much he loves us and that he loves us unconditionally. My friends, God loves us and he always will. There is no getting away from his love. God’s love for us has no limit and it is immeasurable.

Jesus is man and yet he is not only man; he is the son of God. Jesus is a positive radical who always won against the evil of the day. If we have a personal relationship with Jesus, we too will become positive like him, and he will produce in us strength of character and power within. The powerful spirit that Jesus creates within us cannot be conquered by any external force or power from hell. God is greater than Satan or hell; consequently, if we have Jesus in our lives the evil forces of life cannot suppress, crush or defeat us.

In this Virgin Islands society many people are extremely negative, hopeless, pessimistic and prophets of doom. They live on Killjoy Street down in cesspool alley. I pity their condition and I feel sorry for them. Many of them have no self-esteem, pride or dignity in themselves. The saddest thing of all is that many of them do not love their own selves. My sad and unfortunate friends do not know that they are created in God’s image and they are special.

My friends, you do not listen to people like these; they feel like they are losers in life and all they will do is drag one down in the pit with them. WE MUST HAVE COMPASSION AND LOVE FOR PEOPLE LIKE THOSE!! These people suffer from hopelessness and despair because they are controlled by the forces of darkness in the world. If we have a personal relationship with Christ, we live in the light where there is joy, peace and contentment; and of course, we will never fail to look at the positive side of life. The negativist has a very narrow view of people and the world; they see life from the dark side. A negative person always sees the glass half empty; however, a positive person sees the glass half full and thank God that there is something in the glass. In life we should be around positive people who can empower, love, appreciate, and lift us up.

My brothers and sisters having a relationship with the man Christ Jesus is about having internal power to change one’s life for the better and having a positive mind set. It is about having stability, endurance, perseverance and firmness in this ungodly and unloving world. A total change for us will only take place when we allow Jesus to radically alter our mind set. Again I say this can be achieved through talking with God through prayer, meditation and spending time in his word.

When God lifts us up, he lifts us up through our minds; that is why we should spend time with him. When we have a positive mind set, the negative person cannot control our mind with his/her negative way of thinking. The devil controls the negative person’s mind. There are only two super powers in the world – God and the Devil. If God is not in charge of your mind the devil will control your mind. We must be aware of the negative person because he/she can destroy you. What we allow in our minds can make our break us. To my peers and contemporaries keep a pure heart and ask God for a powerful mind that can counteract the negativity that we face in our small pessimistic society. It is imperative that we encourage each other to rise above our broken dreams and keep hope and confidence in our ability. We must use lemons to make lemonade! Once there is life there is hope! Our faith, confidence and trust must be in a power greater than ourselves. All is not lost! Listen to the powerful voice of God within you and do not entertain the prophets of doom. Life is beautiful embrace it.

Finally, the Good Book admonishes us in Philippians 4:8, “Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, 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 friends it is about having a positive attitude and a positive mindset.

9 Responses to “A relationship with Jesus gives us a positive mindset”

  • Eagle Eye (02/12/2019, 19:06) Like (6) Dislike (4) Reply
    Mrs George if you can provide evidence that there is a invisible whiteman name jesus in the air listening to us i will give you 3 million dollars cash.
  • On Point (02/12/2019, 19:38) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Surprisingly i was reading over ecclesiastes today. The problem is that Christianity is not taught properly. Most local preacher's only hit the surface. They don't tell you, you have to dig deep into getting to know God. It is something you have to find out for yourself. Also young people have to taught that jesus /god is the way. They are fooled by society and most parents, how to conduct their daily life. Education is good for any one, but it is programed to withhold, instead of extend to others. I understand quite what you mean, but people will get it on their own when they realized they are not satisfied.
  • Jesus Wept (02/12/2019, 20:11) Like (2) Dislike (5) Reply
    Eagle you have a lost soul, you dumb and desperate like your god Satan. I rebuke your lame attempt to laugh at The Almighty...listen people, Jesus is real !!!... be thou warned!!
  • Jordana (03/12/2019, 01:44) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    @eagle eye.. you said you’ll give 3 million dollars cash if Jesus can be proven .. how about if I give u the same money or more if you can tell me the direction of the wind or where it’s going though u feel it.. @ Jesus wept.. don’t waste your time trying to prove to people like eagle eye that Jesus exist.. you and I know He does .. all of the unbelievers will reap their reward on Judgement day..when they open their eyes in hell like the rich man, they’ll wish they believed.. all we have to do is Tell them and if they choose to not believe their blood is on their own shoulders .. just keeping praying for them that their eyes become open..some of Jesus’s own people didn’t believe in Him-same story today.. the fool in his heart says there’s no God.. and the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.. there’s an Old adage that says, “the man that prepares for this life is wise but to not prepare for the life after is but a fool”. I agree with you Lorna that a relationship with Jesus does give you a positive mindset knowing that though we don’t know tomorrow we live in the knowledge and Faith that God holds our lives in His hand and He goes before us.. and most importantly, He’s Always with us.. the unbelievers will never know the experience of this Peace and Joy that’s found in serving God.. but it is my prayer that their hearts and minds will be changed...
    • Eagle Eye (03/12/2019, 17:21) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
      I can always tell you the direction the breeze is blowing because i can feel it so thats easy money.but if you can prove there was a whiteman name jesus or anybody in the colonial masters bible that walk in africa come and collect your money.
  • Billfargo (03/12/2019, 10:33) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Big problems when one didn’t understand their purpose in this life, and wait until they are old and grey to talk a lot of foolishness! Needs to find a real man!
  • FIRE (08/12/2019, 06:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I cant understand these ppl keep talking about jesus these is the most wicked and badminded ppl i ever met i thought you guys was good people and fair ppl you guys are the most wicked ive ever seen or known you come on the radio with all your fake crap all of yall are desprately wicked in the bvi .

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