We have all heard or even played the opposite game where if we mean one thing, we say or do the opposite until the person guesses what we are doing. It was a fun game to play as children to say no when we meant yes and to say off when we mean on, etc. It just made things a little more exciting and different to us to sometimes beat the boredom we faced as children at times.

If we played that game with others, as adults, people would possibly think we were crazy; however, there are times when we should think and do the opposite of what we are feeling. There are times we should say the opposite of what we really want to say. We don’t always feel like doing things we should do as adults because the responsibility of being all grown up isn’t always fun. So a good game to continue to play is the opposite game.

When we are tired, bored or feelings sorry for ourselves it would be good to think about how we would act if we were excited, busy or happy about our situation. It would be good to look at things we are having to deal with as if they were completely opposite of what they actually are. When we look at things the opposite way, we begin to find solutions for things.

If we are feeling rushed because we got up too late to get to work or school on time, instead of hurrying and getting upset with ourselves and everyone else, we should pretend we have all the time in the world and completely relax as we get ready. This will slow our minds down and allow us to get ready without worrying about being late. This will help us to remember to do the important things we need to do before we leave.

There are many times when we look at things and believe they are going to turn out in a bad way. We may feel like a situation we are in at work, with our family or with our finances is doomed because of what has happened. However, when we look at these things as if things are going to turn out great, we will begin to realize things are not as bad as they appeared in the first place. We will see, in the end, the outcome was not as bad as we thought it would be.

A great way to play the opposite game is to think about what God would want us to do in a situation rather than what we feel like doing or what the world would want us to do. We need look to God for answers and act as if the problem is already solved. If we allow God to handle our problems, then they are already taken care of. He has the answers before the situation even happens.

Today let’s play the opposite game. Whatever we are worrying about, be happy. Whatever we have given up on, hang on to. Whatever we are dwelling on, let go. Let’s do the opposite of what the world wants us to do and give everything to God. He will handle all we have on our minds and He will see things through to the end. When we choose to do the opposite of nothing, then we can do something to help others and make a difference.

Romans 12:2 “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”

Author's Bio: 

Frances Lucas has lived in the Birmingham, Alabama area for the past 40 years. She is a firm believer in leading by example and what she shares comes from her experience in life having to set her own goals and make things happen in her life…not depending on anyone else. She can help you, your team members and your employees to realize their purpose in life, learn their strengths and begin to develop their strengths.

She attended Corporate Coach University where she obtained an Advanced Certified Corporate Coach degree. Frances also has a bachelor‘s degree in Business Management and a masters in Human Resources. She has facilitated classes for large and small groups, created and organized self-improvement and employee development programs, classes, and work books. She enjoys coaching others one-on-one or in groups. Frances is a professional discipleship coach certified through Blueprint for Life Institute and is dedicating her life to helping others find their God-given purpose in life.

She has found her passion in life and wants to share her passion by helping others find theirs!

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