The Character of Optimism

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I chose a special verse that speaks to us during our uncertain season, this week we are studying Character.

This week¯s notes: The Character of Optimism is a heartfelt confidence that everything will come out for the best.

Notes: http://70030.netministry.com/apps/articles/default.asp?articleid=35211&columnid=3803


Optimism combines hope and faith into synergy (the combination supercharges and become more than just the sum of its parts) to be positive for Christ. It is a heartfelt confidence that everything will come out for the best, no matter what happens, as Paul proclaimed. It will help us to think the best of and be positive with people and all situations, even if we are proven wrong.  

Pessimism, Cynicism, Distrust, Doubt, and being Sarcastic are the opposites. These characteristics will help us see and dwell on the fact that the glass is half-empty, not that it is only half-full! We will only recognize the negative, and look for the worst in people and situations.  There are times when we need to be careful and cautious, but constant negativity will get us nowhere.   

(Proverbs 4:23; Luke 21:18; John 16:33; Romans 8:25; 28; 15:13; Colossians 3:1-4)

Questions:

What issue is in your life that would improve with more Optimism? Are you willing to be a passionate person?



Think through the steps you need to take to put Optimism into action in a specific instance, such as do you come across to others as being optimistic? If not, why not? 


Do you fully and passionately realize that at the end of the Book of Books, through Christ, we win! Think about how your attitude affects all that you do in relationships, work, school, family, friends, etc., then, commit yourself to seeing who you are in Christ by taking these Scriptures to heart.  

What can you do to improve your passion and commitment?  

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