Positive Outlook

Last week in the middle of watching a program, my TV went out. No warning signs or indication of malfunction, just a black screen appeared. At first, I thought it was a glitch, as my internet connection has been rather poor lately. Although that did prove to be true, it wasn’t the cause of its failure. In fact, I don’t know what was. Honestly, I hadn’t even had the TV long (2 years) not to mention it was a smart TV (so I thought). After several minutes of trying to get it to work, I gave up, unplugged it, and went to bed angry, because I couldn’t afford to get a new one. Within an instant, it seemed as though the new year had started off bad, and I was headed downhill. The next morning when I awoke, I didn’t bother to check to see if it was working again, because I presumed it wouldn’t.

When I arrived to work and logged onto my computer, I noticed my mouse was hovered over my email icon, which I hadn’t intentionally done. The word Outlook popped up on my screen and God spoke to me and said, “Things will happen in life, but you must determine if your outlook will be positive or negative.” Granted I was still upset about my TV, I chose to have a positive outlook on it and other situations I was facing. The way I look at it, maybe God is preparing me for something “bigger,” like that 65-75 inch I’ve been wanting. Yet more importantly, I know He’s preparing me for things greater than I could ever imagine. I don’t know why my TV went out, but what I do know is when anyone or anything “goes out” of my life, God always remained in. He’s the One constant that you can definitely count on.

This post isn’t necessarily about the TV, but I hope you get “the picture.”

La’Rue

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