The Affects of Positive Thinking, Attitude and LIFE Choices, by Colin Sexton


We continue working towards making mind body and spirit right with Colin Sexton

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The alarm goes off! We’re awake! As much as we might not like the alarm, we like the fact we’re alive (Hopefully, stay tuned if not. The first second of the day is GREAT but then the second hits. Now what?

We start thinking about our mortgage payment, car payment, credit card payment, back pain, job we don’t like, people we don’t like, hair we don’t like and having to feed the dog, then the THIRD second hits….

I challenge all who think and say they are “positive” test themselves in the next week. If you pass the test by the third second that’s GREAT! If not, there’s room for improvement which is also GREAT!

Every day we have a NEW gift of life. God’s mercies are NEW EVERY DAY! Remember when we were kids and we saw those Birthday or Christmas gifts? We had no idea what that “gift” had in store but we were excited to see what we unwrapped. We should have that same excitement every morning we start to unwrap our gift of life!

Having a positive attitude is sometimes “work” for many of us but it IS possible. We are able to wake up with a positive attitude, on purpose!  When we are able to NOT focus on the “stresses” of life and focus on what we are thankful for instead, that sets the mind set for the rest of the day which then affects everyone around us.

We can either be the dark cloud of a negative attitude that people can see and feel or we can be a ray of Son shine on a cloudy day. When we combine waking up with a positive attitude with eating a good, even if small, breakfast consisting of a good blend of protein, fruit, good carbs, good fats, some quick and simple exercise, even walking around the block before jumping in the car, the difference can literally be life changing.

How important is a positive attitude? How many times can we think of decisions we
made when we were in a negative mindset? Even words spoken? What was the outcome? How long did the effects of that decision last? How much longer is it going to last?

Like bad decisions made in a negative mindset, so too can positive decisions made in a positive mindset have a rippling effect across the lake of life. We must realize many of our words, scions and reactions cannot be taken back and that our attitude affects all of the above. We must look forward to see what kind of ripples to we want to leave? What do we want our legacy to be?

To sum it up, let’s start living INTENTIONALLY for excellence. Taking steps on purpose to make sure we:

1. Have a positive attitude before we even get into bed. Be THANKFUL.

2. Take care of temple of our body (and mind). Start and stick to a diet of nutritious foods. Eating smaller amounts more frequently (Not “three meals a day”) When we get our body the right nutrients, we also get our MIND the right nutrients which affects EVERYTHING.

3. Exercise. Exercise is not only good for us anyway but is releases endorphins which help us deal with stress, depression and anxiety. There is also an underlying to very clear sense of accomplishment after we exercise which can be the difference maker!

I challenge ALL of you, if not already part of your daily routine, to implement these steps right away. Whether you decide to, or NOT to, that decision will affect the rest of your LIFE and potentially others around you.

Thank you and God Bless!

Colin Sexton

Phillipians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! 5 Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. 6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

In Christ,

Colin

Get R.E.A.L., Part 3, by Monica Guthrie


Happy New Year, Kaleidoscope Kingdom!

We are looking forward to being blessed by everything God is going to do in 2013!  It’s an honor and a joy to bring to you the conclusion of Monica’s blog-post.  It’s the best part of the year gone by  and the most important thing to focus on for the year ahead. In 2013 we’re gonna keep it R.E.A.L.!!!

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L-Live Finally, we must live for Christ. Our deepest desire should be simply to please God regardless of who is watching.  I have a friend that works at the United Center and was recently the big Prince concert.  During the concert, he witnesses a young lady taking pictures. He watched as security told her several times that she was not allowed to take pictures and she continued to hold up her phone taking pics, sticking her tongue out at security. As the concert continued the lady was EXTRA loud and wild, dirty dancing on strangers, half undressing, etc. As we’re sitting at the High School football game, his mouth drops open and he says, “Oh my God!”

He spots this same young lady! He HAD to go let her know that he saw her at the concert.. Your momma and daddy may not always be watching, but if you claim Christ to be your savior best believe someone is watching you. God is watching you. Live life in a way that would please Him at all times. You never know what kind of influence you have on others. Everything else will fall into place if we seek HIM, not just the things he can do for us but seek him because he’s God, because of the things he’s already done.  I know as young people you wrestle and you deal with being accepted, being loved, being popular, sexuality and all of the many things you deal with. The enemy would like you to believe that you are confused about your sexuality, that you’re unlovable so you should accept any kind of treatment from others. That is NOT what the word of God says about your life. You are kings and queens.   God wants you to be free and become whole in him. Live for him. Live for Christ he will make a new and improved you.  2 Corinthians 5:17(NIV) says “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” Not to say that these things will leave you alone, but if you truly get Real and RENEW your mind, EMBRACE the word of God, ALIGN yourself up with his word and LIVE for him,  God will carry that weight for you. You won’t have to bare it alone. There’s no situation so bad that the Lord won’t help you through. 

2012 in review


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600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,300 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 4 years to get that many views.

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