There’s a lot of negativity online these days. I’d like to say I’m not part of the problem, but that would be a lie. I comment on negative posts all the time. Only recently did I realize how angry it was making me. The sad part is a lot of Christians are the ones doing the sharing.
Negative thinking can lead to health issues
such as strokes, heart disease, even dementia.
Philippians 4:8 tells us that whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. I am making a concerted effort to only share and post on stories with a positive message. It’s been hard because I tend to like to respond to those articles I disagree with, but I am getting better at it.
The more negativity we put in our lives, the more strife we bring into our minds and homes. The more joy we fill our lives with, the happier we will be. It’s a fairly easy solution. Unfortunately, too many people seem to like the drama.
If you were determined to get enjoyment out of every moment, you would learn to do whatever it took. What it takes is not listening to negative thoughts, yours or anyone else’s. Disregarding negative thoughts isn’t hiding our head in the sand, but simply not allowing the negative to clutter and influence over our experience of the present moment. – Gina Lake, author
We need to push the negativity from our lives in order to have a close relationship with God. There is no room for negativity when He’s in your house. You should only be filled with joy. And the best way for that is to fill your mind with joyful things.
I’m going to keep trying to only post positive things on my social media sights. Hopefully it will not only keep me from being so negative, but others as well. And if need be, I’ll remove myself from those who only put negative stories out there, whether they be Christians or not.
How about you? What do you find yourself posting or remarking on most on social media? Do you find it gives you peace or anger? Just let me know in the comments below.
Also, if you or someone you know is in need of prayer, please let me know. I’ll be more than happy to pray for the situation.
A great reminder to let the joy of the Lord be our strength! Thank you!