Hi friends! I wanted to get out this quick post today to encourage and strengthen all my readers. It is so easy to get wrapped up in all the hype, negative press, and negative posts showing up in ALL our social media feeds. It sometimes feels like there’s just nothing good going on in the world. From all the hurt going on in Ferguson, all the terrorism going on throughout the world, the “gloom and doom”
of the economy, and the constant barrage of senseless killings that the media shoves into our faces seemingly minute by minute, its tough to stay positive and hopeful.
These days the media is constantly fighting for our attention. Before all the technology, the only way they could get it was through the television, newspapers, and radio. However, now we all have our faces in our phones (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Whatsapp, Periscope, etc) ALL THE TIME and the media outlets know it! They use these platforms to spread sensationalism and all the gloom and doom because it sells-we are attracted to negativity. How often do you see good news in the media? Rarely. We, for whatever reason, cannot turn away from devastation. Have you ever been stuck in traffic to find out that when you get to the cause of the traffic, it was a small fender bender of which people were slowing down to get a better look? Something inside us draws us and our attention to these types of things. It takes a toll though, doesn’t it? Subconsciously and unaware it eats at us.
Well, my hope in posting this is to let you all know that there are some great things happening in the world. Also, I wanted to share with you the hope that is in Christ Jesus. When it seems like the world is going to hell and I feel like I’m losing hope, I remember who’s in control. I remember that the One who created all that is is still on
the throne! I’ve read the end of the book guys and we win this war.
So, real quick I want to let you in on some things that have happened this week in the world that you may have not gotten wind of. YES, there really is some good things going on out there, but “they” don’t want you to hear about all that stuff. So, here we go:
I hope you take a brief moment to read these awesome stories. With all the negative stuff we fill our minds with on the daily, it’s SO important that we feed ourselves just as much or more of the good stuff. One thing I like to do is listen to YouTube videos featuring some great motivational speakers like Les Brown, Zig Ziglar, or Eric Thomas. I encourage you to click on one of these guys above and enjoy feeling inspired! I hope you all have a great day and a great weekend. Stay strong and keep the faith. You can’t change what’s going on in the world, but you can change you. Be the light in the darkness. Speak positivity, speak gratitude, speak love. We can all make a difference.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” -John 16:33
Thanks for taking the time today to read my blog! If I’ve provided value to you guys, I ask you guys to share this so to inspire and encourage others. Thanks. 🙂