I have noticed that I have been bombarded with lots and lots of negativity lately! I am not generally a negative person, but you can only take so much, before it starts to get to you. I noticed that all of the negativity was beginning to get to me and decided that I needed to do something about it!
I started this past week to build into my week and daily living all kinds of different ways to fuel positive energy into my life. I figured the best way to combat the negative is to counteract it with positive. I am not personally allowing anything negative to creep in through the sources that I can control. Negaitive will still come into my life, but not if I can help it!
This means what I allow my eyes to see and read has to be positive. What I allow my ears to hear in conversation, music and other audio has to be positive. There are many different streams that flow into my life and while I can’t control all of the streams, I can control some of the streams and the ones that I can control, I will control by taking out the negative and replacing it with positive.
I already have God’s Word as a positive stream flowing into my life, so I have been looking for ways to increase its flow. I already have the power of prayer flowing into my life, so I have been looking for ways to experience more of its power. I am trying to read, listen and have conversations that keep the positive stuff of God’s Spirit and power flowing into and through my life.
This is a battle and it is not easy, but it is so necessary in our world which seems to grow a little more negative everyday. I also have discovered that I have to be on guard about friendships. Some friends that I dearly love are just negative people and they seem to be down and actually seem to enjoy helping to take you there. I’ve often noticed that the more positive I become, the less involved negative friends want to be with me – that should tell me something right there!
I’ve got a feeling that I am not the only person who finds myself in this odd and awkward place. If you find yourself continually having to fight against the pessimistic influence of negativity, then why don’t you join me in doing something about it. Let’s fight back with the positive promises of God’s life changing Word!
Jesus came to set us free from sin and all its negativity, so that we could live life in the positive power of the Spirit! I claim the powerful promises of God which tell me that He is working all things for my good and His glory!