(Job 2:9 NKJV) Then his wife said to him, "Do you still hold fast to your integrity? Curse God and die!"
There are two kinds of people in life who you can surround yourself with. One kind will encourage you and help you, no matter what you're going through. The other kind will be like Job's wife... telling you to throw in the towel, curse God and die!
Hmm... Which kind of people would you rather have around you when you're going through a trial or a crisis?
We can choose, you know. We don't have to let the negative people hang on us and fill our atmosphere with their negativity!! It's not always easy to get away from them, or to keep them away from us, but when we're in a tough situation the last thing we need is people whispering negative comments in our ears.
This doesn't mean that we should immediately set about giving our negative friends the boot and leaving them in the dust, but it does mean that we should be a little pickier about how much time we spend with the people who tend to be more negative when we're in need of encouragement.
So if you're going through a tough time, take inventory of who you're spending time with and who is speaking into your life. Weed out those who seem to bring you down and sped less time with them. Let God bring more positive people into your midst.
Even Jesus kicked the doubters out when he was about to perform miracles. Maybe we should learn from His example!
Pastor Curt & Pastor Ellie
Seven Seas Ministries
P.O. Box 272
Bradford, RI 02808
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