I read the story of two young boys that I believe was very interesting and teaches a great lesson I want to share with you. Here it is:

There is a set of identical twins with two completely different perspectives to life. One was a hope-filled optimist. “Everything is coming up roses!” he would say. The other twin was a sad and hopeless pessimist. The worried parents of the boys brought them to the local psychologist.

The phycologist suggested to the parents a plan to balance the twins’ personalities. “On their next birthday, put them in separate rooms to open their gifts. Give the pessimist the best toys you can afford and give the optimist a box of manure.” The parents followed these instructions and carefully observed the results.

When they peeked in on the pessimist, they heard him audibly complaining, “I don’t like the colour of this computer. . . I’ll bet this calculator will break . . . I don’t like the game . . . I know someone who’s got a bigger toy car than this . . .”

Tiptoeing across the corridor, the parents peeked in and saw their little optimist gleefully throwing the manure up in the air. He was giggling. “You can’t fool me! Where there’s this much manure, there’ll be a pony!”

The boy with the negative view of the world chooses to always see what doesn’t work whereas the young one with the positive view always sees something to rejoice about. God wants us to look at every situation from a positive perspective. His word says

‘In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus.’ 1 Thess. 5:18

We all face situations in life, some we will enjoy and others not so pleasant. Irrespective of the circumstance you are experiencing, God wants you to have a positive view and behave accordingly. Also, if you take a closer look, you will realise that there are great things in the place you call barren and positives to take away from supposed failures and pain areas.

If you were the one that is put under scrutiny, where will you find yourself? Rejoicing and seeing the happenings around you from a positive perspective or be like the pessimistic son who always sees and expects negative happenings? A positive attitude is within your control; so choose right because there’s something great here!

God is on your side!


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