3. I can enjoy life. I realize that when I say “life stinks” I’m really saying I don’t like what God is doing in my life. God created the world. God created me. God is love. I can learn to be thankful and embrace each day with an attitude of gratitude.

Paraphrased read-aloud Bible verses:

In Jesus I have peace (John 16:33).

There may be trials in my life, so I will be courageous (John 16:33).

God is always with me. He rejoices over me for doing good (Jeremiah 32:40-41).

Healthy, positive thinking is a result of a life-long commitment to believing God’s Word and then living it. I encourage you to memorize and emblazon Philippians 4:8 in your heart: “Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”

With practice, patience, and prayer, you can do it!

A sought after speaker and popular author, Jan Coates’ contagious, godly positivity is felt in every word she shares. Her mission is to help others discover how to personally experience a new life—one that overflows with God’s joy, grace, and positivity.  She is the author of Attitude-inize: 10 Secrets to a Positive You .

For more information visit www.jancoates.com or email her at jan@jancoates.com.