Do you know what a self-fulfilling prophecy is? If you do, do you know how it works?
According to Success Magazine, two different groups of psychologists were asked to observe the same child at play. One group was told beforehand that the child was emotionally disturbed. The other group was told that the child was a genius. When the psychologists were asked to report on their observations, each group had found evidence to support their preconceived ideas.
Now, it is important to realize that self-fulfilling prophecies happen to us everyday – What do you expect your day to be like when you get up in the morning? How do you expect your kids to behave? How much success do you expect for yourself?
What would happen if you woke up every with prayer. Even praying, “Thank you God for the wonderful day, for the opportunity to wake up refreshed and renewed.”
We all have our thoughts about how we should live our lives. Sometimes we find ourselves surrounded by people that have a positive outlook on life and sometimes we are surrounded by people with a negative outlook on life. The promise that we all can hold onto is one found in Matthew 24
Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see “the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven” with power and great glory. And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
The coming of the Lord is not something to be scared about, it is not something to worry about, instead the Son of Man will come with power and glory. This is an amazing thing and we are thankful that we are all included in this amazing experience!
Having faith in your life changes your perspective on the world around you. If you look around knowing that there is something greater out there, greater than we could ever imagine and it is a good thing…..that fills me with hope and I can live my life knowing that truth and that truth will set me free.
How does that truth change our perspective on the world? How would that change who we are?
THE PRAYER: God thank you for giving us this day. Thank you for the opportunity to enjoy the people around us. Help us to live each day to our fullest. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.