Do you ever go through times of reflection looking back at what you have done or possibly not have done in the year? I recently went through one of these periods and I found myself looking at the negatives, the things I should have done but didn’t and it started to get me feeling depressed.

It seemed so much easier to concentrate my thoughts on the negatives and so much harder to think of the positives.

A recent example: I was thinking to myself about GamServe and what actually have we managed to do and thoughts such as “You haven’t done a lot really” and “No one listens to what you are saying anyway” and “Is it really worth your money, your time to carry on?”

This type of attack is what the enemy uses in trying to pull someone down and get them to give up.

Ephesians 6:16 ‘In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one‘.

The reality is The Lord has opened so many doors for GamServe. In, what is, such a relatively short period of time a lot has been and is being done and although I might not see everything, I can be assured that our Father does.

So when next those negative thoughts come in (and they will come), I will immediately turn them round to positive thoughts.

Romans 12:2
‘Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.’

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