Did you ever notice that in every happening in life there are different sides we can see? And did you ever notice that even in adversity, there is some good, and if we search for it with “the eye of understanding,” we will find it? And when we find it, we can choose to magnify it by praising God for it. This is a key to bringing change, and it increases our blessings from God.
When adversity happens in our lives, we are prone to map out all the more negative things that can happen, but think: within every situation, never mind how adverse it seems and within every person, never mind how adverse he or she might seem, there is at least one good element and that good is an expression of God.
Think about it. Things are never totally adverse, however it is our sense of always wanting things our way that keeps us complaining about what we do not like or do not yet have. However, when we practice seeking out the good in every circumstance, and magnifying it by continually thinking about it and praising God for it, we will find release.
When we magnify the good we are breaking through negative patterns of thought and are making life more comfortable for ourselves and others. In a spiritual sense, we lose nothing, but gain blessings because we would then realize the truth that “all things work together for good to them that love God…”
Is there something adverse taking place in your life? Take another look at it and practice magnifying whatever good you can see in it. Practice magnifying the good in various parts of your life and in all people involved in the issue, and as you grow in this practice your good will continue to expand into blessings you might hardly imagine at this time.
When adversity comes up, you have a choice either to become frustrated, or become hopeful and trust God for the best outcome for you and all concerned. Today, make a commitment to thank God for at least one blessing received from your adversity, even if it is a life-lesson learnt.
Many of us know the story of Joseph and his brothers who threw him into a pit to die and after a series of adverse conditions, the Lord caused him to say to his brothers: ”But as for you, you thought evil against me, but God meant it for good…” – Genesis 50:19, 20. And at Romans 8:28, we read that “all things work together for good to those who love God…”
SPEAK THE WORD: “Dear God, help me to see your good in all areas in my life, and grant me the grace to magnify it. Amen.”
May the Lord richly bless you with His peace, love and harmony for ever.