As believers we know that we have choices when thinking about a person or a situation.
Right? I am always amazed when I hear negative comments – and more shocked
when they are coming out of my own mouth!
We’ve all heard the phrase “Is it half full or half empty.” We all laugh at the cute little
expression – but whoa --- it is loaded with good stuff!
See, it’s all about attitude and perception. Let’s talk about your spouse or significant
other for example. I’m telling you that YOU ALONE can decide what you think. And if
you love someone you should ALWAYS look at their good qualities. It doesn’t do either
one of you any good to focus on the things you don’t like. Focus on what works – focus
on what you DO like!
The same thing applies to your congregation. Are you constantly criticizing (thus
allowing a spirit of negativity to operate) and always looking at what is wrong? I
challenge you to look at what is working, what is good!
Note, if you struggle with being negative, always criticizing, then you may need to
repent and renounce this negative spirit in Yeshua’s Name!
Bottom line---- you can decide to focus on the good, not the bad. You can decide to
encourage, to lift up, not to tear down.
Philippeans 4:8 (TLV): 8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is
honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is
commendable—if there is any virtue and if there is anything worthy of praise—dwell on