There have been plenty of good experiences
But somehow the mind doesn’t won’t to dwell on them
There’s a war in the mind its seems
Instead of good thoughts, it wants to dwell on negativity

It will say, you didn’t get this, because you did that
And that may have been decades ago
And God forgives sins and wash them white as snow
Or it will remind me of what someone else did
But it won’t remind me that I should forgive

Negative thinking can prevent positive growth
As the mind thinks trying again isn’t useful
Whereas believing positively that you can achieve
Propels you to keep trying to reaching your destiny

There should be no war of the mind
You’ve allowed too much goodness in my life
So whenever negative thoughts want to creep in
Remind me of the many joyful experiences
Tell me to count my blessings
Fill my mind with praises and thanksgivings
And let me think of those things

Scripture Reference: Philippians 4:8, Isaiah 1:18
Background
I’ve had many good experiences in life. But particularly when I’m not occupied, my mind will drift to the negative experiences I had instead of the positive ones. Sometimes when I don’t get something, it tries to justify it by reminding me of some sin. But I have to remember that God forgives sins.   In Isaiah 1:18, God said he will make our sins white as snow. Lately whenever negativity try to creep into my mind, I remind myself of Philippians 4:8 that tells of to think on things that are pure and lovely. I remind myself of all of the good things the Lord has done for me. And of all of the fun, positive experiences I had. I don’t know why the mind be at war with good and bad thoughts, but I do know it’s better to dwell on the positive and praise God for allowing positive to prevail.