I Got Issues - Week 5 - The Negativity Issue
John 15:5-8 I am the Vine, you are the branches. When you’re joined with me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant. Separated, you can’t produce a thing. Anyone who separates from me is deadwood, gathered up and thrown on the bonfire.
A critical spirit is an attitude of criticism and fault-finding, which seeks to tear down others rather than build up. A critical spirit often sees the worst instead of looking for the best.
Constructive criticism finds problems, but with the mindset of finding hope and solutions to those problems.
Numbers 12:1-2 While they were at Hazeroth, Miriam and Aaron criticized Moses because he had married a Cushite woman. They said, “Has the Lord spoken only through Moses? Hasn’t he spoken through us, too?” But the Lord heard them.
Numbers 12:4-8 So immediately the Lord called to Moses, Aaron, and Miriam and said, “Go out to the Tabernacle, all three of you!” So th