Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. (Luke 6:37)
Break the Cycle
Do you find it easier to talk about people than to correct them? Is it easier for you to pull away from a person that may have said something that offended you, then to talk with them about it? Yet the urge to demean others seems to be a powerful temptation for us! God desires that we break the twins: negative thinking and critical speech.
Negativity is very contagious: it jumps on us before we realize it, then we give it to others. Lets strive to break the cycle by thinking and saying positive things to people today. Look for something positive in every situation or person that is negative and speak the positive, even when those around you are being negative.
As believers seek answers for every problem because; nonbelievers see a problem in every answer.