I was listening to a speaker the other day, and he really had some great thoughts about being proactive in guarding what you dwell on. Build walls to prevent negativity from coming into your life. Negative thoughts take a lot of energy to process. You need to ignore negativity and save your strength. Focus on positive things that will help you fulfill your destiny. Do not allow yourself to be overcome by the poison that negativity breeds. It is a lot easier to keep the poison out of your life if you never hear it in the first place. If someone begins to gossip or tries to tear you down, just walk away. Do not let those words enter your heart.
“Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Proverbs 4:23
We can’t stop negative things from happening in our lives, but we can choose what we let enter our hearts. Negativity is all around us and will continue to surface because we live in a broken world. What we can do is guard our hearts and our souls and push the negativity out and focus on the positive. We need to learn that if it’s not a positive, hopeful, productive, faith-filled thing, then shouldn’t dwell on it.