TOLERANCE TO NEGATIVE THINKING
NEGATIVITY DESTROYS OPPORTUNITY
Saying no to
life destroys opportunity. Itís always right to say yes to
life, and itís always wrong to say no. Saying yes opens the
door of opportunity, and saying no closes it.
Saying no to life annihilates
your future in a unique way. When you say no, you shut the door
to opportunity. Unfortunately, itís impossible to shut only one
door. When you say no, you shut and lock hundreds of other
doors that lie behind the door not opened. Negation and loss of
opportunity expand at an exponential rate.
Life is too short and
opportunities too few to shut any door to the future. On the
other hand, when you say yes to life, you open the door of
opportunity. Behind that door are hundreds of other doors that
also open in an expanding array of new possibilities.
The only way to reach your dreams
is by saying yes to life. When you say yes, the opportunities
come so fast from so many different directions itís impossible
to take advantage of them all.
When I purchased my sailboat, I
said yes to life. My cruising catamaran is capable of sailing
anywhere in the world, as long as there is an ocean to get me
there. It can comfortably take four people around the world
with the potential to visit thousands of destinations. When I
hoist the sails on my yacht, I can sail to any destination that
courage and prudence allow. The travel opportunities encompass
all the maritime nations of the world. Itís impossible to sail
to all of the places I want to visit, because my life is too
short and the destinations too numerous.
In laboratory medicine, when
doctors count the quantity of cells or bacteria on a microscopic
slide, they sometimes use an abbreviation Ė TNTC Ė which means,
ďToo Numerous To CountĒ. Thatís the way opportunities expand
when you say yes to life. The opportunities are too numerous to
count. When I purchased my small yacht, my sailing
opportunities became too numerous to count.
I have a passion for owning and
driving Land Rover Defender trucks. When I work in Arabia, I
drive a Land Rover Defender. The Defender is a magnificent
opportunity machine. Install long-range fuel tanks, a roof
rack, and two spare tires, and you are on your way to unlimited
adventure. You can drive hundreds of thousands of square miles
exploring the arid terrain. The largest sand desert in the
world is found in Arabia, and there are no land mines or civil
wars to inhibit your freedom of movement. When you are seated
behind the steering wheel of a Land Rover Defender, your
opportunities for expeditionary desert travel are too numerous
Although sailing on the oceans or
driving in the desert may not appeal to most people, both of
these activities point in the direction of saying yes to life.
Unlimited opportunity is the substance from which dreams are
made. Only those who say yes to opportunity can expect to have
it expand into their world. During one period of my life, my
yacht was in Australia waiting to sail to the South Seas, and I
had two Land Rover Defenders prepared and waiting for
expeditionary travel adventures. One Land Rover was waiting to
be driven in the outback of Australia, and the other was waiting
to be driven in the Empty Quarter of Saudi Arabia. My
opportunities for adventure were too numerous to count.
When you say no life, the door of
opportunity slams shut. That simple act also closes hundreds of
other doors that lie behind the door not opened. If I sell my
yacht, I sell my dreams. Without a yacht, a thousand
destinations drop off the itinerary of my life. Doors of
opportunity slam shut at an exponential rate. My sailing dreams
instantly implode as I erase a massive segment of my life. All
of these things happen when I close a single door of opportunity
by selling my yacht.
If you have never said yes to
life, itís hard to believe opening one door will open hundreds
of others that hide behind the door first opened. When you
become good at opening the door of opportunity, you have the
happy decision of choosing between all of the good things that
come into your life. There is no limit to how good your life
can become because your opportunities are too numerous to
YOU EXPECT TO GET FROM A PERSONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD?
personal relationship with God is more than a celestial
insurance policy that guarantees safe passage to paradise when
you die. It has more to do with the here and now. If you get
the here and now right, you donít need to worry about what will
happen when you die. The Father who took care of you during
your stay on planet earth is trustworthy, and when itís time for
your promotion, He will take care of you on the other side of
eternity. You can count on that!
God focuses his
love on you right where you are with all your problems and addictions,
and He does it now. The Father is a here and now God.
Nothing is too
hard for God. After all, He created the universe and everything in
it. When it comes to dealing with your problems and turning your life
around, Heís in it with you for the long haul, and He is ready to move
mountains of difficulty out of your life. God will do more than point
you in the right direction. He will also give you the power to make
So what can you
expect from your personal relationship with God?
When Jesus started
his mission on planet earth, he stated exactly what you should
expect. He said that he came, ďTo announce good news to the poor, to
proclaim freedom for the prisoners, recovery of sight for the blind,
to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lordís favor.Ē
That is his master plan for the here and now.
There is Good
News in the here and now, and you are supposed to take it
Freedom in the here and now, and you are supposed to take it
Recovery from what has been lost in the here and now, and you are
supposed to take it personally.
Release from oppression in the here and now, and you are supposed
to take it personally.
There is Godís
special favor in the here and now, and you are supposed to take it
God has a dream
for your life that has all of these components in it. His master plan
is good news from start to finish. Old things will pass away, and God
will make all things new. You will discover the truth that sets you
free. You will recover what has been lost. You will be released from
all forms of oppression, and your addictions will become a thing of
the past. Finally, God will open the windows of heaven and pour out
blessings into your life. That sounds like a plan you can live with.
That's what Jesus came
to do in the here and now, and it's high time you take it
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