Negative Nellie Has Left the Building

by | Sep 24, 2022 | Attitude, Encouragement

“I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

(Matthew 12:36-37 ESV)

“Do not be deceived: ‘Bad company ruins good morals.’”

(1 Corinthians 15:33 ESV)

Do you like being around negative people? I don’t but I used to be one. 

I was negative about pretty much everything. My favorite words were, “If it wasn’t for bad luck, I’d have no luck at all.” Those words no longer exist in my vocabulary. I am no longer negative. Positive Polly is more fun. She is a happier and friendlier person. Plus more fun to be around.

Just in the last few years, since I have been walking closer to Jesus, have I become a Positive Polly. Jesus has changed my outlook. I am friendlier, happier and more outgoing. I have even become bolder. Who, me? I know right? I was always the one who stayed in the background. I kept my mouth shut. Not so much anymore. Oh, I know age has a little to do with it. I’m not so concerned anymore that everybody likes me. The only person I really care that likes me is Jesus. He is all that matters. He was never negative that I know of. Not even when Judas betrayed him. So why should I be?

There is a lot to be negative about in the world but why? Why spend your life worrying about things that you can’t control. It won’t lengthen your life. It will just give you an ulcer worrying about it. But there is one thing you can do. Stop being negative all the time. Start putting a smile on your face and be positive for a change. You will be surprised how much better you will feel just by smiling instead of frowning.

So today, I challenge you. Put away the frown and wear a smile. Try being a Positive Polly for a change. Make God look down at you and cheer you on.  All it takes is a change of attitude.

Try it. Have a great day everyone.

Kathy Keller
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2Prayer Ministries
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Negative Nellie Has Left the Building