Guest Post: Hit The Delete Button

The other day I was watching Joel Osteen on television and he was talking about deleting negative things people may say about us. A lot of times we accept negative criticism that people say to us like, “you're never going to amount to anything in life" or "you’re never going to be the person you think you are going to be when you grow up (doctor, lawyer, etc.).”  When people keep talking about us negatively and we listen, we start believing it. We start saying to ourselves, "I will never ever be able to do that." "I don’t have the capability to do that at my skill level." Now we’re so deep in our own negative thoughts that down the line we won't be able to accomplish the things God has called for us to do.

Instead of internalizing negative comments from others, we need to delete them. How, might you ask? By telling yourself just the opposite. Say to yourself, "I will be that [doctor or lawyer] when I grow up." "I do have the skills required to land the job I desire." Never give up when you’re trying to reach your goals. 

When people say "no," never give up and keep pushing towards that yes. I think about Abraham Lincoln, when he kept pushing towards his dreams. He never gave up despite the failures he kept running into. He would eventually accomplish his dream of becoming president. I bet when he was failing, people probably said, you need to stop embarrassing yourself and quit already. He never saw himself failing, just getting better until he reached perfection. That’s how we need to see it in our own eyes, that we’re not failing-- just getting better and better every day to get closer to our dreams. 

The key points from this message are:
  Don’t accept negative comments from others
  Don’t you start thinking negative about yourself
 Start deleting negative criticism and start thinking positive about yourself and dreams
 You’re not failing, you’re just getting better and better everyday

Even though it might be hard to put negative comments behind you, please try and just ask God to help you. I hate to see people throw away their dreams, based on what others say about them. Don’t allow them to have their victory.  Prove them wrong and ask God to guide you towards your dreams.

How do you combat negativity from others?

Guest Post Written by Shanay Worthy of


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Ashley said...

This is awesome. Although I haven't had to deal with much negativity as of lately. But I think a way I use to deal with it was to remove myself. Negative comments usually come from negative people. So let those people go. We must refuel with positive things in our lives when we remove the bad :)

Teliah Haywood said...

Amen. I combat negativity from others by not letting my soul soak into. Just as Ashley said removing myself or by speaking positive when some says negative. I was told by a family to take what a job paying less then minimum wage. But I told that person no im waitingbon what God has for me. So I wrote him a letter, telling him everything I wanted in my next Job he gave me exactly what I asked for but the pay was more then I excepted.

Jasmine Marie said...

Great post! Definitely we have to affirm the positive and believe in our dreams. I like how you mentioned Abraham Lincoln and how important his dreams were to him. He ever gave up and neither can we. Dream until your dreams come true...

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