"An entire sea of water can't sink a ship unless the water gets inside it. Similarly, the negativity of the world can't put you down unless you allow it to get inside of you." Goi Nasu
It is not easy to stop the negativity around us from effecting our emotional state. One must learn, however, to look at the whole picture and put things into perspective.
As we know, the glass can either be half full or half empty. Both statements are true, so which will you choose to see?
A negative outlook on things is self-defeating, so learning to push back on negativity is a very important aspect if we want to achieve our goals. There are always setbacks in any struggle; just when you think you are making progress, the enemy makes a move that sets you back and makes you doubt if you even stand a chance at victory.
The important thing here is that we actually know better! We've learnt very important things about the opponent and along the way we have recruited masses of people who are on our side. The side which will die on a hill for what is good. Surrounding yourself with these people will only elevate your chances of defeating the doubt, fear and negativity.
Every setback is an opportunity to regroup, recalibrate, gain strength(mental, physical, spiritual), reconsider strategies and gain determination. Victors are those who never give up.
What the enemy doesn't know, is that their actions have fuelled our resolve and awakened MANY. Our strength lies in numbers, so they may have just gone and done us a great favour!
Let's always try to see the glass half full and focus on filling it to the brim with nothing but love, truth and unity. Our enemy is literally allergic to love, so let's spread it far and wide in the hope that they all suffer an anaphylactic shock😁 … or at least scatter like the roaches they are.
Together we can do this and I have full faith in the Lord that we are without a doubt on the right side of history.
"Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." John 8:32