Many secular teachings talk about having PMA - Positive Mental Attitude; and where there is truth in this it falls short in that it may cause you to ignore negative aspects of your life that prevent you from receiving the working of the Blessing. It’s as the Bible states, that even though you may have the Gifts of the Spirit and Faith to move mountains; without love; you are nothing. Unless we have a holistic attitude to our Christian Walk; we have not come to the full Righteousness of God.
The life of Job is a good example of what happens when we lose the clarity of our mind and subject ourselves to other powers - Job 3:25, "what I fear have come upon me". In the Spirit, there are "powers", an angel class; subjected to God and satan (his fallen angels) alike to do tasks that influence our decisions. When we allow these influences to direct our decisions, we essentially become the slave rather than the master of such spirits. Yes, the good angels are there for us
If you are of Christ, then you face opposition. Opposition to the Word, His Glory and the fruit of the Spirit. Moreover, must we push forward all these things that edify our Lord, Jesus Christ. For the world is fully dissuaded from the purpose His Blood and death.
An action happens whether we want it to or not and that includes doing nothing. For if fears paralyzes you into not taking an action; that is an action. And for every action, there is a reaction, which is either negative or positive. The reaction resulting from our action will either motivate or demotivate our demeanor. This affects our perspective and future because it addresses the current image we have of ourselves. All our actions are a reflection of the man in the mirror.
How often when trials and tribulations hit us that we cry, “why me”? and proceed to seek comfort from anything or anyone that has empathy with us. We welcome the consolation of well-meaning people who neither provide real strength or wisdom on our situation. We succumb to our fears and anxieties. What we really have failed to do; is not to address the real battle that we face each day. Often these same trials and tribulations keep manifesting in our lives and we don’t understand why or how