Sunshine or Dark Cloud

I find myself complaining a little too much. It is so easy to slip into the mode of complaining. If we’re not careful, we get to the point where we will find fault in everything and everyone.
Negative people are everywhere. Have you noticed that they have a six sense? They will sniff you out and find you to complain about something. Surely you know what I am talking about…have you ever been around a really negative person? You know the ones I am talking about – they whine and complain about everything! If you give them just two minutes of your time, they will manage to tell you what is wrong with their job, their family, their kids, their neighbors, their church, etc…Everything in their lives is negative.
I find myself wondering what happened to that type of people to make them so mean and critical. Why do they look
at everything with a dark cloud instead of the sunshine. Why is their entire life colored gray? Their glass is always half empty and if you give them a chance, they will even pour water out of your glass!
I do know that some people have had a difficult past, a rough childhood or a really negative situation that has left them bitter. That is the root of their dark cloud. I understand that there are things in life that we cannot control. But your critical, complaining, grumbling attitude is not one of them!
Do you complain too much? Do people avoid you because you are so negative? Do you avoid certain people because you know their critical spirit and negative attitude will pull you down? I do! Really, I do! Life is too short to be consumed by those kind of people. There are four kinds of people in everyone’s life. Those who add, those who multiply, those who subtract and those who divide.
I try to surround myself with fun, positive, “let’s go change the world” kind of people. Stay away from those people who take away from you or pollute you. Jesus said a house divided cannot stand. Get away from these kind of people. If you are around that type of negative influence, you will soon become one of those negative people yourself!
Stay positive and be the kind of person that people love to see coming their way. Share some sunshine, don’t bring the dark cloud!  Ask God to help you clear up that dark cloud in your life. The sunshine is much nicer!

One thought on “Sunshine or Dark Cloud

  1. Wow pastor steve I needed that,I work with 2 very negative people 8 hours a day. I pray for them everyday.I am a positive person and its so hard being next to them in a cubicle all day.I pray for them and listen to christian music all day and this seems to make them be more positive.Thanks for your blogs I love reading them everyday.

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