We all struggle with a lack of confidence in certain areas of our lives. As a result of our lack of confidence we can miss out what God has for us. We can be confident, not in ourselves, but we can cultivate a God confidence, because God is for us, God helps us and God is till working on us.
Enthusiasm is not a mood, or a product of the environment, it is a posture of the heart. It comes from being filled and born out of intimacy with God. We can let our environment impact our enthusiasm or we can let our enthusiasm influence our environment.
Generosity lies at the heart of the Gospel. The reason why God commanded His people to be generous was not for His good, but for our good. Generosity works out selfishness and greed out of our hearts and works faith into our hearts.
One of the most spiritual things we can do in a world that is very negative is stay positive and be a voice from God of encouragement to lift up those who are down. We serve a God who encourages those who are discourages. As God encourages us, we encourage others daily, spiritually and even ourselves in the things of the Lord our God.
When the rest of the world wants to tear everything down. We are going to stay positive, because we have a good God. We recognize that every good thing we have comes from God. We will never let what we want rob us of the blessing of what we already have. We will turn every blessing that we have back into praise of our good God who is worthy of our praise.
In a world full of negativity, when everyone else says the world is falling apart. This is the worst thing ever. I am going to take a step back and not look at life from a negative perspective because my God is too good for that. I am optimistic, not because of what I feel, or what I even see, but because of what my God says and because of who He is.