How do you see things? What is your take on life, and where is your focus? If you pay more attention to the negatives in life, more than likely you will have a negative attitude. Have you ever known, or do you know anyone who never has anything good to say? They are always looking at the negative side of any given situation. They are hard to listen to all the time. When you get done talking to them, you feel worse than you did before your conversation with them.
1Pet 3:10-11 "For he that love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: Let him eschew evil, and do good; Let him seek peace, and ensue it."
For those of us who are the negative ones, lets try to focus more on the blessings in life. We all have things to be thankful for. We have family, friends, life, and the list goes on. All we have to do is think about it. Life may not be all we want it to be, but as long as you have breath, you have all the control to make it what you will. It just takes commitment, and dedication. Get excited about it, and not disappointed, or discouraged. If you do get discourage, don't dwell on it, build on it. You don't get success without taking a chance, and you don't learn without some level of failure, or mistake.
God said to the wicked,
Psa. 50:19-20 "You give your mouth to evil, and your tongue serves deceit.You sit and speak against your brother; you slander your own mothers son."
Then there are the gossipers. I have always heard, if you don't have anything good to say, don't say anything at all. If you don't agree with something someone else is involved with, talk to them about it. That will help that person more than if that person finds out you talked to someone else about it. Sit down with that person and discuss it directly with them. Afterward, dint talk to everyone else about your conversation in a gossipping manner. If you do talk to someone else, then both of you talk to that person in a concerned manner.
Gal. 5:16-26 "This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that you cannot do the things that you would. But if you be led of the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the words of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another."
This says,"the words of the flesh are manifest". This tells you that these things were manifest through words. If you can manifest words, why would you speak any negative thing? The bible says God spoke everything into existence. It also said we were made in the image of God. It also says we are given dominion over all things. Now taken all this into consideration, I believe, to an extent, you can speak things into existence. The bible says that they which do such things as the word of the flesh shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the spirit all positive good things. And they that are Christs have crucified the flesh. If we live in the Spirit, let us walk in the Spirit. If we live and walk in the Spirit, how could we possibly be negative? If we are always positive, we don't have to worry about any negative thing being spoken into our lives.
Eph 4:22-32 "That you put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that you put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another. Be angry, and sin not: don't let the sun go down on your wrath: Don't give place to the devil. Let him that stole, steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that need. Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace to the hearers. And do not grieve the holy Spirit of God, whereby you are sealed to the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice: And be kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake forgave you."Col.3:23-25 " And whatsoever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord you shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for you serve the Lord Christ. But he that do wrong shall receive for the wrong which he has done: and there is no respect of persons."
Most of your life will be affected by your outlook, and attitude. If you have a job you don't like, because of your boss, you are not looking from the right perspective. Col. 3:23 says "Whatever you do, do it as if you are doing it for the Lord, and not for man."
2Tim 1:7 " For God has not given us the spirit of Fear; but of power, and love, and of sound mind."
I believe depression today is not necessary. The spirit of depression was not given from God. I believe the depression we see today is mostly caused from things we have done, that we cannot forgive ourselves for. Our minds are full of garbage, and lies from the devil. If we could get back to having a sound mind, and exercising the power and love that was , and is given from the Lord, we could overcome the depression, discouragement, and ALL other things that seems to have overtaken the world today.