Proverbs 19:19 (MSG) Let angry people endure the backlash of their own anger; if you try to make it better, you’ll only make it worse.
From experience, we know that it is easy to criticize others. And we know that it is usually far easier to find faults than to find solutions. Still, the urge to criticize others remains a powerful temptation for most of us. People have a tendency to criticize what they don’t understand.
Negativity is highly contagious: We give it to others who, in turn, give it back to us. This stress-inducing cycle can be broken by positive thoughts, heartfelt prayers, encouraging words, and meaningful acts of kindness. We need encouraging meaningful acts of love in our families, friendships, and relationships.
As thoughtful servants of a loving God, we have no valid reason and no legitimate excuse, to be negative especially towards others. So, when we are tempted to be overly critical of others, or unfairly critical of ourselves, we must use the transforming power of God’s love to break the chains of negativity. We must defeat negativity before negativity defeats us, Amen. Love you all for real have a marvelous day!
Quote: John Eldredge “To lose heart is to lose everything”.
Prayer: Great God, let me be an encouraging influence on others. Let me expect the best from You, and let me look for the best in others. If I become discouraged, Father, turn my thoughts and my prayers to You. Let me trust You, to direct my life today and always. Help me to be a faithful, hopeful and optimistic servant every day that I live in serving You. In Christ name, Amen