Sometimes, we can get caught up in conversations, or relationships, that are not healthy for us. They can be toxic. We may even, love, or admire, someone, and yet you see, the fruit of who they are.
And for whatever reason, they are very negative, and when they speak, they speak of doom, and gloom. When someone, is involved, with people like that, it can be very difficult, to have a balanced relationship, unless you sucumb, to their negativity. They are off balance, and I wrote about that in one of my previous blogs, but they are so far to the left or right, in their thinking, that there is no hope, no redeeming, quality, to give the benefit, of doubt. This is an abomination to God. He does not want us to be “off balance.”
The word of God, tells us, that we will be known by our fruit. And a good tree, will produce good fruit, and a bad tree will produce bad fruit. Luke 6:44
So, one tends, if you are a Christian, and seasoned, in Christ, you tend to look at people, and their fruit. Not trying to be judgmental, but one can see, by the things they talk about, if it is peace, joy, love, temperance, etc. And if it is based on the word of God. As I search in the Bible, to give you an example of negative people, the Lord, brings to my heart “Pharisees,” from the Bible. Jesus, was always having to put in a positive word, because their thoughts, were critical, condemning, judgmental, and by the law. They did not extend grace. And most doom and gloomers, are not gracious. They would try and tempt Jesus, to get him to fall, into traps, they would create, by their questions, by their attitude, and by their “religion.” They were hypocrites.
Jesus, could see through them. He could see their fruit. And there are many scriptures that talk about them, and him, but Jesus, always had a good word. And he always spoke truth, in love.
And, thats what I want to encourage you in as well. Speak, good words, over negativity. Speak Gods promises. Meditate on his Kingdom, and his Kingdom principles. The Bible tells us, in Matthew 6, to be careful and not to ponder, and think so much about what we need to eat etc. and reminds us, that God knows what we need. Its enough, for God will take care of tomorrow. There is enough evil already. By worrying or thinking about it so much, is not good for you. In other words, go to God. BUT SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD, AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, AND ALL THESE THINGS SHALL BE ADDED UNTO YOU. Matthew 6:33
We live in a world, where we are inundated, with reports, in the news, media, etc. And many of the reports, we get are not positive. In fact, if you spend a lot of time, listening to some of these reports, it can leave you in fear, or wonder, sadness, etc. So, these things one hears, can contribute to someone being a “doom and gloomer.”
As a Christian, I want to encourage you, to be careful, in what you are listening to, and what you are sharing. As well. Its easy to get caught up in the flow, of a complainer, and begin complaining as well. Its easy, to get caught up in everything one may hear, and begin getting a spirit of fear, because of all that is going on in the world. Life is not easy, thats for sure anyway. Be careful, not to catch a “spirit of fear” like a virus, that freaks you out. God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind. II Timothy 1:7.
But to truly get on the right path, we have to remember what the word of God says. For one thing, we need to remember God does not give us a spirit of fear. His ways are not our ways, and his Kingdom, and principles are not dependent on who is our President, or who is in office, etc. We have to continue to stay in tune, to God, and his word. By his Holy Spirit, we can do more then survive, we can thrive. Let us be careful, and remember Gods promises, for he has said, he will not leave or forsake us.
Let us hold fast in faith, his truth, knowing, he controls everything. We have to remember, that nothing is impossible with God. Let us look to God, from where our help comes from.
It may mean, one has to cut a relationship, or turn the television off, but we have to get into Gods word, so we can have hope, as we see, we are Gods children, and he has promised, blessings, if we are obedient, and trusting in him.
And if you see any truth, to what the “doom and gloomer” is saying, perhaps, it is Gods way, of showing, you more then ever, to seek him, for the answers. To be a solution to a problem, by prayer. (see my posts above) Prayer is the step to take, when you need Gods guidance, in any situation. PRAY!!
And as I prepare to tie this up, as a gift to remind you, and me, I feel God prompting me to tell you, to Love the “doom and gloomer.” Love them, forgive them for their negativity. Don’t hold grudges, because they make you feel like everything is horrible. Pray for them. Be kind to them, show them mercy, so they can see mercy, and change their outlook. Be compassionate, as Christ is. Theres a reason why they are the way they are. That one may never know. But God knows. So extend love.
Be hopeful, in all things, don’t give up, keep trusting God, to make a way, no matter what. Seek his Kingdom, and all things will be added unto you. Don’t look at the problem. Look at the one, who can solve the problem. SPEAK TO YOUR MOUNTAINS!! In the sight of God, they are nothing. And God has given you his word to speak!!
Just my thoughts, and in his hope, I share this…..to encourage you. With God there is always a way. He promises, us as his children we will not be begging for bread. (money) Psalm 37:25. If you need a blessing, plant a seed. In good ground. Check out Malachi 3. Be obedient to Gods word, and his principles, and they will work for you. Tithe. You will be blessed, you have good reason, to be optimistic, and not pessimistic. For man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. Luke 4:4.
Hallelujah, and thanks be to my Lord, who I praise….
A Prayer of Hope….
Father, I pray, we take to heart, your word. That we would be careful to speak, life, and not death, over what we see. That we would not be doom and gloomers…a funny word, to describe this, but Lord, sometimes, pessimistic people, if we hang around them, or we listen to them, they will bring us down, or give us a spirit of fear. Lord, sometimes we have to separate ourselves, and always draw close to you. I just see beautiful Jesus, speaking to us, in the messages He gave. Always encouraging, always compassionate, always loving, and positive. Bringing such sweet peace. Bringing joy, and hope, by your word Lord. Christ came to fulfill the law, not to abolish it. So let us take your words, by his grace, and let us speak your promises Father. I ask, that you bring a word to whoever does seek you, myself included. Encourage us. And Lord, we pray for the Pharisees in our life. We pray for the pessimists, that speak doom and gloom, and touch them, with your love, your mercy, your truth!! So they can be free, and truly free indeed. For whom, you set free, is free indeed. Change their situations, for as they seek you, all things will be added. Thats your promise, and it will not return void!! Thank you Father, thank you, and I praise you. In Jesus name. Amen
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