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Do you spread destructive diseases?

Updated on May 19, 2013

Do you have any of these?

Complaining is infectious

Complaining is infectious, contagious. Have you ever been around a negative Nellie? All she does is complain. Either it is too hot or too cold. We need rain or it is raining out. She can take the sails out of your cherry day in five minutes. Complaining changes your attitude. You become a very negative person. Usually it is manipulative theft. They complain about things in their life to get you to have pity on them. This gives them affection while they give you nothing in return.

I politely try to have a positive attitude with them. If they refuse to change their attitude I strongly but politely inform them their attitude is not welcome and if all they want to do is be negative go whine to someone else. Either their attitude changes or they avoid me.

Either way, problem solved.

Nagging is destructive

Nagging is destructive to relationships. If anything you do is never good enough you reach the point of not trying. Usually I just step back and ask them to show me a better way. Most times they shut up and leave me alone. They would rather nag than help reach a constructive solution. How many children have given up because of a nagging parent?

As a teacher I see it a lot. I always try to be positive and encouraging with far superior results

Doubting is destructive

Doubting is destructive not only to you but to everyone around you. How many times has a great plan everyone is hyped up to start crash and burn because one doubting Dave destroys it with his negativity.

How many times I have experienced people tell me if I tried something it would fail. People told me I would fail when I tried tree planting. After thirteen years I planted over a million trees all across Canada.

When I informed people I was going to bicycle from Canada to Mexico everybody laughed and told me I would fail. It took me three months to complete the trip. The list goes on and on

If you feel Jehovah is guiding you to do something do not listen to the doubting Daves. Go for it believing He will always provide you with the tools to succeed.

Wandering is humbling

Wandering is humbling because you usually take small baby steps away from the path Jesus has chosen for you to take in your service to Him. One day it will be like a exploding flash of lightening just how far you have wandered. The devil will laugh and tell you Jesus is angry with you and does not love you anymore. Do not believe that filthy liar. Jesus loves you and anxiously waits for you to return to Him. Such incredible love is very humbling.

Prayer: Oh wonderful Abba please do not allow me to spread infectious diseases, but rather I humbly give my life to you to guide to accomplish Your mission for my life. In Jesus’ wonderful name I ask Amen

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.


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      teacherjoe52 4 years ago

      Good morning precious little sisters.

      Thank you faith reaper.

      Yes always exploring having a positive attitude is a great way to live life.

      I agree shofarcall, we cannit always be positive while ignoring what is ocurring around us but can be a positive influance to others.

      Yes Mekenzie it is a difficult balancing act to preform.

      Glad you found the title and article so insightful BlossomSB

      When we have Jesus in our hearts and minds we become a positve infulance to others Iceenefield.

      I agree anoocre8ion. I just went through a very trying time all last week and it took my seven days before compkaing to God. I find complainers to be emotional thiefs.

      God bless you all with a positive attitude to bring glory to Christ

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      Amy 4 years ago from Texas

      A thankful heart is what God desires. Everyone has their moments, but a lifestyle of complaining I cannot handle. Even Elijah had his temper tantrum in the desert. What a beautiful way to explain what these things do.

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      lcbenefield 4 years ago from Georgia

      Awesome, useful, and up votes on this one. Thanks for a good start to my day. How many times we find ourselves spreading these infectious diseases before we even realize we are doing it. That's why we need to live purposefully for Jesus with His guidance for every step, every word.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      A creative 'take' on the problems, 'disease' that we can come up against and the universal 'cure' that anyone can access. A great title, too.

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      Susan Ream 4 years ago from Michigan

      Great and wise thoughts here teacherjoe. It is so hard when people dump negativity and douse you with a complaining spirit. Complaining is a serious offense before God. The Israelite complained and never got to see the promised land.

      God desires a pure heart filled with gratitude and a 'knowing' that He is in control at all times and at work in all things .. the good, the bad and the ugly - He uses it all for His glory and our good.

      The delicate struggle for me is how best to impart encouragement to those caught up in complaint - many times a kind and gentle pointing to Jesus will send the one 'caught up and blinded' to seek God in the midst bringing them to a place acknowledgement and repentance. God is so patient with us. :)

      Thanks for these awesome insights!



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      Dora Weithers 4 years ago from The Caribbean

      Meaningful thoughts to ponder and a prayer I can share. Thank you, Teacher Joe.

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      shofarcall 4 years ago

      I agree with you teacherjoe! It is so difficult to continue to reach out to someone who is constantly negative. If Christian, they have forgotten that Jesus has already overcome the world. If not, then they do not have the mind of Christ.

      But us optimists by nature, need to also be careful not to be burying our heads in the sand. Prophecy is rapidly being fulfilled now and rough times are not only coming but are already happening. Praise God that he is our Emmanuel. Great hub. God bless.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Negative people bore me and tend to make me feel down. It is so much better to smile and it's contagious..Great hub.....

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Your title grabbed me! What a wonderful and insightful hub here, as to what NOT to spread.

      I love referring to our God as Abba, as he is our Daddy!!!

      Thank you for the useful write here.

      Voted up ++++ and shring

      God bless, Faith Reaper