Training: Goodness Filter

Barry Young —  August 13, 2012


2 Corinthians 10:17

Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.

Don’t get stuck in the rut of being negative all the time.

It is easy to argue, whine, and complain about the difficulties of life.

Friend when you are negative all the time I promise you will have less friends. However, the main reason we shouldn’t speak negatively is, we start believing what we are saying.

Today I want to encourage you to let the goodness of God filter what you say.

Sure you might have problems, but their isn’t a problem you have, that God doesn’t have an answer for.

Be blessed

Barry Young


Barry Young is the director of small groups, and associate pastor at New Life Assembly of God in Oak Grove MO.

4 responses to Training: Goodness Filter

  1. The rut thing reminds me of something I heard from Pastor Jack a while back:

    Smiles and Blessings my friends, Booker

  2. Amen to that. Negative people are really hard to be around. It is okay to be open and share what is going on with you with people you can trust and count on, I don’t think we should be fake and pretend all is well, but the constant focus on the negative does exactly what you say. I’m learning more and more that I need to stand on the truth that God does have the answer and simply knowing that is all I need. I don’t always have to know right then and there what the answer is, just that He has it and I can trust in Him.

    • There is a difference between sharing concerns and just complaining all the time.

      Like someone who just wants to talk politics all the time.

      Isn’t talking politics complaining by default?