u003cbu003eRelease the negative thoughts and feelings that are weighing you down with #1 u003ciu003eNew York Timesu003c/iu003e bestselling author and Lakewood Church pastor Joel Osteenu003c/bu003e.u003cbru003e u003cbru003e It's easy to go through life holding on to things that are weighing you down. Guilt. Resentment. Doubt. Worry. The problem is when you allow these things in, they're taking up space for the good things that u003ciu003eshouldu003c/iu003e be there. Imagine your life is like a container. You were created to be filled with joy, peace, confidence, creativity. But if you allow worry, shame, and other negativity in, it pushes out good thoughts.u003cbru003e u003cbru003e Life is too short to go through it with negative things holding you down.u003cbru003e u003cbru003e The Scripture says, "Give no place to the enemy." Give no place to worry. Give no place to bitterness. You control what's in your container. You control what you think about, what you choose to allow in. Every morning when you wake up, you need to empty out anything negative from the day before. u003ciu003eEmpty Out the Negativeu003c/iu003e will help you disregard the ridiculing voices in your head and instead hear God and his grace. Empty out the negative, and God will fill you with good.