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3 Steps to Positivity Bias

When you know Christ and the Holy Spirit lives inside you… When you know ‘how the book ends,’ you have every reason to stay positive!

This is the day the Lord has made;
We will rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 118:24

There is not much cause for celebration at this point in time if you view current events (Covid-19 Plandemic) through the lens of the world. Even as Christians who ‘know how the Book ends,’ as a friend of mine likes to put it, we easily fall into despair if we are not careful.

The human brain as a built-in negativity bias. It’s a sort of protection mechanism against having our hopes dashed. One way of looking at the Bible is to see it as an instruction manual for rewiring that human negativity bias (a result of the fall) into a positivity bias (a result of what Christ did for us).

However, from our instruction manual, it is clear that we cannot do this ‘rewiring’ in our own power. The beauty of the manual is that it teaches us how to draw on the power of grace for this very purpose. We were not dropped here on earth to fend for ourselves against all the evil we co-exist with and have within us.

Our Cornerstone

We have been given redemption from sin through Christ; we have been given the Word of God and the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit. Yes, we are truly blessed–Praise the Lord! When we acknowledge the precious gift of redemption, and accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour, we are saved and finally become free to renew our minds in a way that meditation or ‘positive affirmations’ could never achieve.

Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures:
‘The stone the builders rejected
    has become the cornerstone;
the Lord has done this,
    and it is marvelous in our eyes’?

Matthew 21:42
positivity bias

Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she will watch over you. Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.

Proverbs 4:6-7

3 Steps to Positivity Bias

  1. “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” (Proverbs 3:5 KJV) Keep going back to God’s word for answers when you are tempted to fall into a state of gloom and despair. Do this daily and do not just read but study the word, so that you are able to grow in wisdom. A day without growing a bit wiser is a day wasted.
  2. Actively rejoice in your salvation and in the goodness of the Lord: “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thess 5:16-18 NIV) This is how we remind ourselves and encourage each other to stay focused on God’s plan for mankind instead of on our individual hardships.
  3. Avoid feeding your mind the junk of the world. Much of what you see and hear in cabal-owned mass media is planted there to destroy your heart, mind and soul. It seeks to drive a wedge between you and your Creator, and to either make you think you’re the only god there is, or that there is no hope at all, so you might as indulge in temporary highs to ease the pain of existence.

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Romans 12:2

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