by John Hagee
Philippians 3:13—Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead.
Who Stays Depressed? Those Who Choose To!
Some of you are majoring in your problem. All you want to do is wade through the sewer of yesterday, remembering what happened to you back in 1982. I’m telling you in the name of Jesus Christ, forget it. Think on things that are good and wholesome, that are honest and true—and when you possess those thoughts, you will have a hope that is steadfast and sure. You won’t be thinking about your problems, you’ll be rejoicing in the solutions that Jesus Christ has given you on the authority of God’s word.
The Bible says, “Hope thou in God” Psalm 42:5. “Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed” Joshua 1:9. Rejoice in the Lord always; and again I say, rejoice,” Paul wrote Philippians 4:4. You rejoice by choice. It’s something you decide to do. You must be willing to face the fact that your mental attitude toward the circumstance, not the circumstance itself, is the cause of your unhappiness.
Source: 12 Sunday Mornings—Volume 2