Jabbar Muhammed a motivational writer, writes "Truth be told, the brain is hardwired to be negative!" In other words, it is all too easy for the brain to concentrate on worries and fears and for gloomy thoughts to dominate. Many psychologists believe today that the brain defaults into the negative and that by and large we’re hardwired to register and remember negative events more quickly and deeply than positive ones. "Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices."(2nd Corinthians 2:11)
It’s so easy to be negative. Someone starts downing something or someone, so we just chime in. I assume it has something to do with fitting in with others, but it comes way too easy to us. It’s so easy to find fault. I don’t know where this one got started in us. I assume there are some petty jealousies, some fear of differences or just bored people. We can find fault with anything, any activity and unfortunately, any person. It’s so easy to be fearful and afraid. Life can be humming along and everything seems good and then just one bad report, one bad instance, or one somewhat unflattering comment and the wheels fall off. We can go from lilies in the spring field to death and destruction as easily as we breath or blink. It’s easy to do and be all these things, but God hasn’t called us to follow the easy path. God has called us to be right and right isn’t always easy, but it’s still right.
It takes work to be positive, but who wants to know about the one who saved your soul if you’re a Negative Nancy with your chin dragging the ground all the time. If you’ve really been saved, you should be a positive person. You’re not going to hell, so that ought to be reason enough to look up instead of down. It takes work to find the good in some people, but think about this. Someone is struggling with finding good in you too. If you think you’re worth the work, then be willing to put it in for someone else. The Lord saw enough good in you to die for you, so try a little harder with those around you. It takes work to not be fearful and afraid. There a lot to receive in our world, but you can always trust The Lord. There is nothing he can’t do, can’t change, and can’t handle! So go ahead and stop biting your nails and losing sleep. The Lord has it all!
All of these can become devices of the devil, so don’t be ignorant!