Learning How to Deal with Negative People – May 15, 2016

To WIN IN LIFE — takes FAITH

The Bible says “If the ax is dull and its edge is unsharpened more strength is required.”

A Naysayer is…

  • a person who says something won’t work or isn’t possible,
  • a cynic who habitually expresses pessimistic views.

DREAM THIEVES WILL HOLD YOU BACK

“Now David was the youngest of Jesse’s eight sons…His three older brothers enlisted in Saul’s army [Saul was the king of Israel at the time]…but David was held back to care for the sheep in Bethlehem.” 1 Samuel 17 

1st BARRIER – is DELAY.   

DREAM THIEVES WILL PROJECT FEAR

“Each day Goliath would stand and shout at the ranks of Israel’s army, ‘Why do you come out here and line up for battle? Choose one man to fight me.  If he’s able to kill me, we will become your subjects but if I kill him then you will become our subjects and serve us…and the Israelites heard this, everyone was deeply shaken and paralyzed with fear.”

2nd BARRIER – is DISCOURAGMENT.  

Verse 16 says “For forty days, twice a day, morning and evening the Philistine giant, [Goliath] loudly berated the Israelite army.” 

Who are you listening to about your life?  

DREAM THIEVES QUESTION YOUR MOTIVES

“David asked, ‘What’s the reward for killing this Philistine and ending this disgraceful abuse?’ 

√  REMEMBER THEY ARE NOT GOD!

√  DON’T GET DISTRACTED!

√  NEVER ATTACK BACK!    

√  STAY FOCUSED ON GOD & HIS PROMISES

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