Why is it that people are believing the worst about others? I’m not talking about abusers and evil people, I mean those that we are close to. Those that know our heart, or at least we thought they did. I’m talking about your friend, your sister, even the people at church.
I was struck by this conversation a few days ago on FB and I have been pondering it. Wondering why do people believe the worst about people. Why it is so easy to believe the lies told by the enemy? Why one would be believing the worst even though you know this person so well.
They Are Believing The Worst So Why Do We Bother?
Believing The Worst About Jesus -We Are In Good Company
First, they adore you, and then they hate you, the early church is full of this. They are doing well. And yet people believe the rumors that the Christians are cannibals (eating the communion bread) and drinking blood, (communion wine) or any number of stories. What is the answer? Well, first of all, the bible says that when we are innocently persecuted for his sake, we are blessed. It also says to pray your enemies and those who were persecuting you. Lastly, it says to do good to them.
Wow, how different is that to our knee-jerk reaction right?
Let them go hungry!
What’s that to me?
But, What if I am Mr. or Mrs. Negative and I find myself always thinking the worst of people around me, even those that I dearly love?
Well, the bible talks about that too.
Believing The Worst – What Should We Be Thinking?
Philippians 4:8 AMP
Finally, [a]believers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable and worthy of respect, whatever is right and confirmed by God’s word, whatever is pure and wholesome, whatever is lovely and brings peace, whatever is admirable and of good repute; if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think continually on these things [center your mind on them, and implant them in your heart].
The bible tells us to think on good, pure and lovely things.
That then is the opposite of negativity isn’t it?
So what if we actually practiced this? Say we daily think two nice thoughts about our wife, our husband, our friends, our kids, that neighbor. What if we actually spoke those things out loud to them, or even others?
Look up Proverbs 18:21
The bible says that the mouth has the power of life and death and that we should choose life.
Scripture quotations taken from the Amplified® Bible (AMP),
Used by permission. www.Lockman.org”
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- When Blessings Turn Into Curses
- Dare To Dream His Dreams
- Take The Training Wheels Off Your Faith
- When Faith Hurts
- Clinging To A Promise
- I see you
- When the World Says, The Job Is Too Big
- What Would Happen?
- Does God Give Us More Than We Can Handle?
- Follow Your Dreams
- Called To Be More
- When Blessings Turn Into Curses
- Believing The Worst
- A Nation With The Soul Of The Church
- I Have Cared For You
- What is Keeping You On The Bench?
- I’m Done Being Afraid
- Kissing Fear Goodbye and Making A Splash
- Let Your Light So Shine – Sequins At Sonic
- We Aren’t Worthy
- Revive My Heart In This Desert Place
- My Heart Responds, “I’m Coming!”
- Secure Your Own Mask
- Author Of My Story
2 thoughts on “Believing The Worst”
What a lovely post and a great reminder to focus on people's positives. I love the thought daily thinking of two kind thoughts about each of the people we care about and love. Stopping by from Bouquet of Talent Party.
Thank you so much Ms. Terri! Blessings!