February 7

Having a Ready Mind

These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
ACTS 17:11 KJV

The Bible says that we are to have a ready mind. That means we can have minds that are open to the will of God for us, whatever His will may be.
I once spoke with a young lady who experienced the sorrow of a broken engagement. She wanted the relationship to continue and was thinking, hoping, and believing that her former fiancé would feel the same way.
I advised her to have a “ready mind” in case it didn’t work out that way. She asked, “Well, isn’t that being negative?”
No, it isn’t. Negativism would say, “My life is over. No one will ever want me. I’ll be miserable forever.”
Having a positive mind says, “I’m really sad this happened, but I’m going to trust God. I’m going to ask and believe for our relationship to be restored; but more than anything, I want God’s perfect will. If it doesn’t turn out the way I want, I’ll survive, because Jesus lives in me. It may be hard, but I trust the Lord. I believe that in the end, everything will work out for the best.”

Practice being positive in every situation that arises. God has promised to bring good out of whatever is taking place in your life at the moment.

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