Don’t Allow The Negative To Keep You From God’s Best

by | Feb 22, 2015

Joshua 14:8
But my brothers who went up with me made the heart of the people melt; yet I wholly followed the Lord my God.

So girl, which one are you? Are you the one who says “we can do this, God is leading us to follow Him, let’s go”? Or are you the one saying, “do you know how much work that is going to be” or “we will never be able to do that”?

Caleb inherited the land God promised and the others who dragged the people down and discouraged them from doing what God told them to do wandered in the desert for the rest of their lives! Who here enjoys those “wilderness” times in our lives, where you feel as though all you are doing is existing but never really see the blessing of God? I don’t! I want God’s full blessing on my life and I want to learn to be the one saying like Caleb did, “let’s go! We can do this with God’s help and leading!”

Whether or not you think so, you have a great influence in someone else’s life! We all do and there are some who are just watching to see what you are going to do. God has a plan for each and every one of His children, you are not exempt. We all play different roles in His plan but what we do and don’t do always affects others! Remember Jonah? He didn’t think his running from God and God’s plan would affect anyone, he just figured God could send someone else to Nineveh and it affected people he didn’t even know. There were people on that ship losing everything because they had to throw it overboard because of Jonah and his decision.

God has given us a free will and that free will affects all of those around us all the time. It is your choice today whether or not you will have a good and positive attitude about this day or a grumpy, negative attitude about all that God has called you to do and trust me which ever one you choose it will affect those around you. It’s like that old saying, “if Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy!”

Ask God today to help you to be an encourager and a motivator for others to do His will! If there’s something you are unsure about when it comes to a decision or God’s will, ask Him and seek godly counsel but don’t allow the negative keep you from God’s best for your life and those around you!

“Happiness is a choice, not an automatic response.” Mildred Barthel



    my husband who has incredible ability and integrity to get along with anyone on his job or outside the home. we have a son who has an alcohol problem.. for years and years. his wife left and that is when he started drinking. that was 12 years ago. my husband acts like he hates his own son.. says the most cutting and hurtful things you can imagine.. and yes he confesses the lordship of jesus in his life. he simply cannot agree with me for GOD to deliver this man.. his son is supposed to be a perfect reflextion of him and it is difficult for him to admit he could possibly be wrong about anything. he never had a father and has no idea on earth how to be one. even now ! he ha called him a worthles pile of……….! and many other ugly things that should not even come out of the mouty of a christian. this man has just had a huge miracle from GOD. cardiac arrest and no heartbeat for 20 minutes and GOD BROUGHT HIM BACK….he knows the power of GOD and gives him the glory for being here still.. i have prayed about this for 40 years. my son has not been the perfect son, but everything he does he see’s a different way of doing it than his dad’s way.. both ways work. what difference does it make ? my son feels like his dad hates him. could you guys pray and believe with me for this relationship to be mended before one of us leaves ? i will be ever so grateful and thankful…….

    • admin

      I am so sorry Elinor that you are having to face all of this. Your husband doesn’t need to take on the guilt for what your son is doing and it sounds like maybe he is and that is why he is feeling anger and hatred. Satan likes to confuse us like that. I will be praying that God will speak to His heart and that He will give you the strength to get through to the other side and that He will heal your son’s addiction to alcohol and his broken heart. Don’t give up on anyone ~ God is a god of miracles and this is a small thing for Him to handle ~ I will pray for their hearts to be open to God’s healing! The best is yet to come!

  2. Ansley Morris

    love this!