"I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want" (Philippians 4:12).
Despite the jammed traffic, constant red lights, and anger expressed on the busy roads of Worcester, it is possible to remain positive and content in such frustrating circumstances. Perhaps on an even deeper level you are dealing with irritating events that are pushing you past your limits. What we must realize, however, is that we cannot wait for the day where everything goes perfect in order to be happy. Jesus himself even tells us that "each day has enough trouble of its own,"(Matthew 6:34).
Yes, we will have troubles and frustrations, some days more than others. Take, for example, the circumstance where you were given the wrong coffee on your rush to work. Sure, this minute problem doesn't seem like a big deal, but when you are the one experiencing it, it can add negativity to your day. Chances are, your day already has a lot that has to be dealt with in the first place. However, we need to focus on what Paul said. He shows us that we are able to be happy in any circumstance because we have God. Paul was in jail and he was rejoicing. Imagine how life could be if we were to worship God through living in positivity.
Try to notice the negative thoughts that come into your mind, those discouraging thoughts that pop up when you are stuck at the red light right before your workplace. When you have these thoughts, hold them captive and change them according to how God wants you to think. Starting to change your mindset with these small things, you will soon be on the road to a much happier, brighter life, handling even harder circumstances in the future with a heart of positivity and contentment.