Ever heard of Norman Vincent Peale? If you are a Millennial you most likely have not. He is the author of the concept and book: The Power of Positive Thinking
This book is a practical guide to everyday living and problems that in reading and practicing what he recommends can change the quality of your life. He was the fore father of integrating practical psychology with Christian concepts and scripture. Since many people have repackaged and come up with variations of these concepts. First print was in the 1950′s and written in simple every day language before all the pop psychology terms we have been plagued with today. So refreshing, enjoyable and inspirational to read. Actually this book has been on the best seller list all these years and sold over 5 million copies!
He also published a simple little condensed version of what he calls Thought Conditioners (today it would be called cognitive restructuring). It is 40 powerful spiritual phrases with self- help instructions after each one. It is no longer available to buy to my knowledge so I decided to start a series on these Though Conditioners.
#1.” The things that are impossible with men are possible with God” Luke18:27
(Practical application by Norman Vincent Peale)
This text shows us how to do an impossible thing. Take up your problem pray about it and do all you can about it. If it seems impossible, don’t give up. But affirm this Scripture verse by saying out loud.
Keep relaxed, avoid getting panicky and do not worry. Never think the negative that this can not be done. Declare, ” it can be done and is being done because God is doing it through me”. Then affirm that the process is in operation. The final outcome may not be entirely what you now desire. But handled in this manner, the solution will be what God wants it to be for us.
You have nothing to lose and every thing to can to gain in choosing to try this. Don’t forget to let me know if it has helped you in my reply comments section at the bottom of the page.
This is the first day of the rest of your life and you can start right now to choose a better self and a great life!