Enthusiasm. Life can be dreary at times. It seems like you are walking around in a fog daily. After a while, the fog is so consistent that you can’t recall how a clear day looks. I have experienced this before, and that may be the case for many others. It wasn’t until yesterday that I noticed that things started to clear. It wasn’t because pressures were released or stress melted away; it was because my outlook changed. I decided to seek the positive regardless of what is going on. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 states ” Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

My outlook on life had become a constrictor of my time with God. I had no positivity in my life. I was unassumingly seeking the negative by ruminating or repeatedly thinking about what could go wrong. Once I started to explore the positive, I longed for more in-depth time with God. I spent daily time with him, but not time that was filled with silence on my end and eagerness to hear God’s word. Through positivity, I longed to praise Him more and pray more. My circumstances did not change, but my trust and faith in God’s will did. He has always come through in the past. He has never forsaken me. He is still the same God so I can expect Him to do it again. I have to be enthusiastic or have intense joy about what is to come. Not only does it help me live a better day to day life; it keeps me alert and expectant for His answers to my prayers. I encourage you to embrace enthusiasm and see how that cloud starts to melt away.


Today’s Prayer

God, thank you for another day to live out the plans and purposes you have for my life. Today, I will dwell on the positive regardless of the circumstances that surround me. No, it will not be easy and my faith will waiver. However, I will remain confident in your promises that all things work for my good and that you will never leave me nor forsake me. I love you for all that you do for me daily.

In Jesus’ Name, Amen


Peace, Love, Joy, and Abundant Blessings

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Family Nurse Practitioner pursuing a life of research and education by earning my PhD in Nursing. Alabama born and raised. UAB Alum. UAB Grad Student.

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