What role does God play in your life? Is He in your thoughts? Is He in your thoughts daily, whenever good things happen and when bad things happen? Do you thank Him? Are you grateful for all that you have and will have? Is your hope for a wonderful future overwhelmingly high? I certainly hope it is. Did you know that people who are passionate about God, Jesus, are more optimistic about life? The current problems and troubles that face us in our daily lives are temporary and pass like a summer breeze—and some like a tornado. Why is this? For one thing, Christians believe in life—a better life beyond this one, in this world.
This life on earth is not the end of your life when you are a Christian. This life is the beginning of your life, and when this life is over, a new life with Christ begins. How could anyone then be a pessimist when the good life is waiting for you in the future? Does this make sense to you? You do not know what God’s plans are for you. You are on his schedule not yours. Ten years of struggle may seem like a long time for you, but for God it might not even be a second.
I have noticed that solid Christians live happier, healthier, more fulfilling lives than others. This doesn’t mean they do not have problems. Some have extremely serious problems. Why do you think this is? Many are pillars in their community. They are resoundingly helpful, confident, inspired and at peace with themselves, with God and the direction they are going. I think this is because a solid Christian knows the outcome. In the end, they believe in heaven and that all will be well in the end. Eternal life begins with death. Our time on earth is short, but our time with the Father is eternal.
Life is filled with hardships and sorrows, tribulation and uncertainties. But with Christ one thing is certain: a life beyond this one. Is this a reason to be eternally optimistic?
How do you become eternally optimistic? Here are a few ways.
If you haven’t opened the Bible in a while or attended church, it’s time. This is the most important Step to an optimistic outlook.