GIVE: Filled By the Spirit — Optimism

GIVE … by the Spirit™ Guest Contributor — Grace Ste. Croix


© 2011 Grace Ste. CroixOctober 11, 2011

With the unknown lurking its mysterious figure in every big decision we come by, it is sometimes frightening to take a leap of faith and try something new. It’s quite possible that this risk could take us to the greatness we crave, but it is essentially the unknown, which is terrifying to most people.

We often have the little voices in our head egging us to stop from taking a positive risk. We have to listen to our personal mantras “I can’t, I am not good enough” is just another way of saying: “I’m afraid of the unknown. Unfortunately, it’s quite normal for people to beat themselves up; often times to the point of scaring them off of a new opportunity or idea all together.

We must be optimistic. In order to be truly filled, we must reach a level of optimism. As stated before, listen to how you speak to yourself. If the majority of how you speak to yourself is discouragement, it is important to change that to encouragement. If you feel you are not worthy of a certain situation, take the time to embrace said opportunity. Learn all you can, educate yourself and of course, absorb everything from your new experience. If you’re not good at something today you can definitely apply yourself to be good tomorrow.  What truly is admirable is the people who can take a key lesson out of every situation; evidently, the glass is half full.

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4 Responses

  1. Great post, Grace. Great reminder of the joys of stepping out on faith! The experiences we have a neutral. How we choose to view them can make or break us. But we can always choose to see our reality differently. Through the eyes of God. Best, Tonya

  2. Grace,

    This was right on time! Thanks.


  3. I just started to be optimistic and i’m getting mor into god and looking at t.v shows about the word and getting into my bible more and more and i’m really enjoying what i’m hearing and if i have a problem with someone one day the next day i get up like that never happen and start a new day.And that is working for me so well.
    I read some of this book caled The way to happiness and i love it and i’m going to have more books sent to my house and by email also.
    They also have dvd’s and i’m getting them to.It’s all about a better living from now on and up to this piont i’m happy.
    This is one of my big reasons i try to keep up with the spirit so much because it’s a very big help to me.And yes i agree that god is all there is.
    Tell next time sisters much love i’m out.Pray for our childerns future.

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