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5 Ways to Defeat Negativity

Wed 13th-Jul-2016

Keeping a God-centered perspective is the best way to combat negativity.

Negativity is a natural human response. Especially nowadays when we’re surrounded by viral outbreaks, wars, and if you live in Nigeria, The Present Economic Hardship seems to be a daunting Task for the Present Administration. But keeping a God-centered perspective is the best and proven way to combat negative thoughts, and it works.

Make Every Thought Captive or at Least the Nasty Ones

Negativity is just a result of thoughts existing out of God’s will. 2 Cor. 10:5 says to take every thought captive to Christ. That means literally transferring every thought that whispers ‘you can’t do that,’ or ‘ I wish I was her,’ or ‘ I’ll never get this right,’ and handing it over to the Lord. Plagued by thoughts you’ll never make it through your daughters’ rebellious teenage years? “All yours Lord!” Doubting you can make it another day with a boss that drives you nuts? “Another one for you, God!” It’s tough resisting negativity when your boss hijacks your intellectual property and stamps his name your reports, but positivity is mental exercise that trains your heart, and your brain to see things through God’s eyes. Vengeance is his.

Focus on the Positive, Even When You Need a Microscope

When we’re feeling negative about a certain circumstance, others or about ourselves, it does wonders by letting God change our perspective. If we focus on him, his goodness, his love and faithfulness, we can see past our negative thoughts. If you’re feeling negative about If you’re on hour No. 2 of sword fighting with your kids and you think your brain might de-combust at any moment, focus on the good-their cute voices, and the fact that soon they’ll be too cool to play Star Wars with Mom- I mean, Obi Wan. If you feel like you have greater chances of discovering life on Mars than losing that last ten pounds, focus on the fact that you’re healthy, and have the ability to exercise and move, when so many don’t. Rinse, repeat, and avoid complex carbs…

Worship - Even Through Gritted Teeth

The enemy uses negativity to rob us of our strength, joy and peace. If he can control our thoughts and keep us thinking the worst, he’s won. Worshiping God is the single most effective tool to blasting negativity. I’ve been in the depths of despair-that nasty post-break up kind of sorrow-and after army-crawling over to the Bethel Music playlist, I’ve gone from weeping to smiling within minutes. Worship changes the atmosphere, and attacking/negative thought can’t remain in a room with Jesus. Sing it, Jenn Johnson.

And If All Else Fails, Think of Your Salvation

We have everything in Christ, and no negative slump, rut or spirit of accusation can change that. When you become a Christian, everything else is frosting on the cake. When we find completion and identity in God’s presence, we realize the hope of marriage, children, jobs, homes, ambitions-comes second to our gift of salvation, it’s hard to be negative about life. Those negative thoughts about your drafty office seem quite insignificant when you remind yourself you have an eternal mansion-sized home, in the Lord’s backyard.


Negativity is many in many cases just a lack of trust. When we think the worst, we’re not really believing Phil. 4:13’s “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” If we let negativity take over- “I’ll never qualify for the loan,” or “My marriage will never get better,” we’re limiting our reliance on God. It can be so difficult, but if we allow our hearts to totally trust in the Lord, he’s faithful to change our attitudes, and our circumstances.

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