Thursday, April 15, 2010

Safety - Day 6

Now that we have processed our negative presences and envisioned a healthy place, think about the good, strong or healthy things that you do have in your life. Can you spend more time on these things to help displace the negative? Are there relationships that you know are good, but have not made a priority for one reason or another? Are there places you have wanted to go or things you have wanted to do but have let other, less important ventures, obstruct you from what you know is best?

As we have mentioned before, it is often healthier to focus more on replacing negativity with something good than to only focus on stopping the negative issues.

Prayer: Pray that God would help you identify and embrace healthy things in your life.

1 comment:

theo said...

It is really a choice, but not always an easy one. Sometimes the squeaky wheel gets the most attention - oh no another metaphor!

I have been thinking of the shipwreck in Acts 27, and how when danger approached, they took risky action of dumping cargo ($), tackle (survival gear) and provisions(food). These seem like good presences, but in their dire situation of running aground, they had to be lighter, so even the good was unhealthy for the crew & prisoners. I like your word healthy, because even too much of a good thing can be unhealthy, if it distracts you from living God's will and doing what supports your calling, as an artist, writer, musician or pastor.