Philippians 4:11 I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. 12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

In everything Paul went through, Paul obtained a positive perspective. This positive perspective wasn’t made possible through positive thinking. This positive perspective was filtered through Jesus Christ.

Whenever we view our lives through Christ and all He’s made available to us, we’ll always find a positive outlook in whatever we’re going through.

*We have to work later than anticipated.
Praise God we have a job, we’re receiving overtime, and/or we’re being a blessing to the company (Gen. 12:2).

*We just got into a car wreck.
Praise God He protects us, we’ll have a testimony on how God kept us, and since God is a Provider and He supplies all our needs, He’ll provide another car (Phil. 4:19).

*Don’t have enough money for a certain thing?
Praise God that if we ask Him for anything, He hears and answers our prayers (1 John 5:15).

If we can’t think of anything to be positive about regarding the situation we’re in, we can always be reminded that God works out everything for our good (Rom. 8:28).

Having a positive perspective allows us to enjoy more of life that Jesus died for and it keeps us with a positive attitude in every situation we face. Be Positive.