Faith (or the Politically Correct positive thinking)

Alright. I don’t make any bones about the fact that I am a Christian counselor. A little while ago, I had a client call me and say that she was fine working with me, but her husband was concerned about my being a Christian, and due to this, they decided not to work with me. She said he was worried that I was going to try to convert him, or some such unethical nonsense that I would never do. As a result, I’ve grown a bit of a complex about broadcasting that I’m a Christian therapist.

However, its time for me to put all that behind me, simply because I’m not going to allow what happened to dictate to me what I’m going to do from here forward.

And besides, if Larry Winget and Tony Robbins can use the Bible in their stuff, then so can I.

Ahem. OK, now that I got that out of the way. Here’s my positive thinking quote for the day.

whatever is true,
whatever is noble, whatever is right,
whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable
– if anything is excellent or praiseworthy –
think about these things.

Yep. Its a Bible verse, but I didn’t put the scripture location for a purpose. Ask yourself how close to a positive thinking model this is. Dwell on the good stuff about you, and don’t let the bad stuff define you. That’s the general idea, right? If this wasn’t a Bible verse, maybe something from Ghandi or Bhudda, or some quote from someone else, perhaps it would be a lot more meaningful to some people.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that my Christian faith has allowed me to stay positive throughout my entire life. I grew up poor. My family lived paycheck to paycheck, and there were times when that wasn’t guaranteed. But I still managed to remain positive no matter what, because I knew that it wasn’t always going to be that way. So my faith in God allowed me to obtain a faith in myself to move beyond my circumstances and do something with my life.

Do what works. For me, this works.

So I just want to encourage you to consider what some may call a weakness in you, and think about how you can use that as a strength. I’m not sure what happened to that couple, but I can tell you that the couples that didn’t let that stop them from seeing me are doing much better than when they started.