On Negativity

24 thoughts on “On Negativity”

  1. Thank you Julie. Your words speak truthfully, and God’s Word supports it all.

    Personally, I feel frustrated with the level of negativity in our current world. When I use prayer, my frustrations calm down as I bring it to my Lord.

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    1. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts. It is particularly frustrating for me, too. I realized while writing this post, it is easier to identify negativity in others than my own heart. I am thankful, as you say, when we bring it to Him …. so much peace is found. It is a new week at my job. Going forth in His light with a heightened sense of possible temptations which sour my mood. Have a wonder-full Monday, brother.

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  2. Julie, Great post! Thank you so much for this reminder and tips to guard against negativity. I have a sticky note on my monitor to remind me that negativity is illegal behavior in the Kingdom… It’s a struggle we all face… thank God for his mercies and opportunities for do overs. Blessings my sister. 💕

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    1. Good morning, Tope. What a way to keep your eyes fixed … the sticky note on the computer! Yes, thankful for His mercies, new each and every day, each moment if we seek Him. Blessings to you too and may your book be placed in the hands of those who need it by Our Mighty God!

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  3. It’s easy to be negative about all the negativity in the world. But I appreciate your honesty about the negativity in our hearts. I think the key to overcome negativity is to acknowledge it, but to also acknowledge that God overcomes negativity in His gospel of positivity 🙂

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  4. Beautiful and timely! I seem stuck in negative thought patterns myself, It truly is a fine line between reporting and complaining. But He refreshes my Spirit each day. Thank you for a heart-filled post. 💜

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  5. I praised God for you just now Ms. Julie. What a wonderful example you shared of the importance of 1 Corinthians 11:28. I loved how you sought confession and repentance before you could partake in the Lord’s Supper/Holy Communion. God’s blessings for living out your faith for the world to see ma’am.

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  6. Julie,
    How interesting…I’m a crossing guard as well, and yes, there are some people who are repeat offenders every day and after a while, negativity and even hostility can build up. I’m guilty of stewing on things and letting them fester. Thanks for the needed reminder to come before His throne of grace and confess my negative thoughts and ask Him to restore unto me the joy of my salvation!
    Blessings,
    Bev xx

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    1. Dear Bev, please forgive me! I thought I replied to you. I appreciate knowing another crossing guard here in the blogging world. I have only been doing it for two months, but my struggle to walk in His light by Spirit and not flesh has hard days. I am thankful to Jesus He gave me these words that ministered to you. I look forward to reading some of your work, too, this weekend. Have a blessed night, Bev. In Christ, Julie

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  7. Julie, these are such good, needful words. I confess, as I read, I kept thinking about one of my sons, who has a rather negative outlook on most situations. He drains me. But then I got to thinking, do I drain others with my negativity? Ouch. I’m sure I do.

    I want to be that light that draws people to Jesus and speaks words that encourage, not words that drag down. You’ve got me thinking and praying about my heart attitude, Julie.

    Thanks. I think. 😉 No, I know. 🙂

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    1. Thank you Jeanne for visiting and reading. I know God is so pleased when we confess, open our hearts for His work. Have a blessed Friday. I join you in the desire to be His light, even in those situations which drain us. In Christ, Julie

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  8. I was just praying about this recently in my car on the way home from work. I’d complained about a person’s actions toward me and realized halfway through that my motive was totally wrong. It wasn’t just to vent but to gain another’s agreement as I knew this person had the same experiences with this person. I had to repent and ask Him to help me recognize my motives before I got to the point of opening my mouth and spewing negativity. Taming the tongue is impossible without His help. Thanks for posting this. It was encouraging and thought-provoking.

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