” and because of their unbelief he could do very few miracles among them” Mark 6:5-6
Even Jesus had a hard time with healing and miracles in his own home town. Why was that? The Word tells us it was because of “their lack of faith.”
What does that mean, in practical terms, for our own lives? It means that as much as possible we need to avoid people who are negative. That includes those who constantly talk about their own problems and yet never bother to ask you how you are doing.
If you constantly spend time around those who see the glass “half-empty,” you too will lose your faith in it, instead, being half-full. You will begin to say things like, ” so and so is right, my life is awful and nothing is going to change it, I might as well give up and face the facts!”
If we really want our lives to change for the better we may have to cut negative people out of our lives. Sometimes that means moving away from them and changing our physical environment.
Unfortunately there are times when we are not able to physically get space from these people. Financial or family circumstances may keep us stuck somewhere we had rather not really be.
I have learned through my own life experience that arguing with people like that gets us nowhere. Telling people like that to stop being so negative often doesn’t work either. So what can a person stuck with a negative environment do?
My advise would be to spend as much time as possible with other positive thinkers. That might mean you need to find some groups to join where people, that are miracle believers and believe that anything is indeed possible, congregate together. Church groups, exercise groups, walking groups or whatever group of people you have things in common with. You very seldom find groups filled with people who aren’t interested in meeting others and changing their lives for the better.
Don’t argue with the non- believing, negative, person in your life. It’s frustrating and unproductive. Most of them never change. Don’t spend time with them thinking you can change them. You cannot and it will simply bring you down. When negativity starts coming out of their mouths simply smile and move to another room. Refuse to argue. Negativity is often a way a person has learned to get attention from those who love to try and “fix” other people.
In the bible we are told “do not be unequally yoked with unbelievers, because what do the children of darkness have in common with the children of the light.”
That isn’t just good advise for Christians. They say opposites attract. Yes they do, initially, but after that wears off you will find yourself on a perpetual battle field. Run from those situations like you were on fire.
If you want to live a miraculous, possibility filled, life you need to surround yourself with others who feel the same way.
In His Unconditional Love,