rive above negative voices

Rising Above Negative Voices

If you continue to listen to the negative voices in your environment, you will not be able to maintain passion to achieve your maximum potential. The the quality of the voices that you permit to take root in your mind will determine the quality of the future that you create.

“Wisdom Key #47: Your Future is Decided By Who You Listen To.“(from the “200 Keys to Unlock Your Destiny Book)

David had marvelled king Saul and his entire Army by singlehandedly slaying Goliath the giant. The whole nation of Israel were overwhelmed with relief as they pondered upon the potential disaster that could have befallen them had they failed to conquer the swaggering Goliath. In the end, the people of Israel had no choice but adore and cherish the faith, bravery and expertise of David in battle.

A short while later, the soul of Jonathan, king Saul’s son, was knit to the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. With such incredible admiration, Jonathan ended up entering into a covenant relationship with David (1 Samuel 18:4). Even Saul himself, still flourishing in his kingly anointing, could not help it but catapult David unto a high ranking position in the army because God had made David very successful.

Your Future is Decided By Who You Listen To

Everything was going on well for King Saul until he began to pay undue attention to the singing and dancing of the town women. Their chanting seemed to favour the exploits of David more than those of Saul’s.

In 1 Samuel 18:6-7, the bible says that,

“When the men were returning home after David had killed the Philistine, the women came out from all the towns of Israel to meet King Saul with singing and dancing, with joyful songs and with timbrels and lyres. As they danced, they sang:

“Saul has slain his thousands,

and David his tens of thousands.”

When You Start to Listen to Wrong Voices, Wrong Spirits Begin to Gain Access to Influence Your Future

shutterstock_219087994The moment the welcome-home songs of the women began to get the ears and mind of Saul, his future began to change. He had zoomed in on a negative thinking and completely zoomed out of his kingly anointing. The bible says in verses 8-9 of 1 Samuel 18 that,

“ Saul was very angry; this refrain displeased him greatly. “They have credited David with tens of thousands,” he thought, “but me with only thousands. What more can he get but the kingdom?” And from that time on Saul kept a close eye on David.”

Jealousy and Anger are Proofs of Wrong Focusing

Broken focus is the main reason why men fail. Nothing sabotages a great future like the combination of jealousy and anger within the soul of man. You start to entertain dark and unholy thinking as you begin to see the other person as someone standing in your way to progress. Before you know it you start to plot a coup to sabotage or truncate the person in question. In the case of Saul, David had to die. He had listened wrongly and therefore paved the way for wrong thinking that lead to demonic oppression.

Having been possessed by an evil spirit, Saul spent the lion share of his kingly time hunting the life of David. Eventually Saul died with series of unfulfilled potential and dreams.

You Can’t Hear the Symphony of Possibilities If Your Ears Are Buzzing With the Noises of Negativities

What we listen to is critical to what we think about. What we think about is crucial to the feeling that we generate. The feelings that we generate determine the actions that we take. And of course, the actions that we take decide the future that we create.

This is why you cannot afford to allow your mind to focus on the negative. Life is touch. Things will happen, but there is always a better option to take – the God-option. What would God do if He was in your shoes? How would Christ think in the situation that you currently find yourself? What do you think He will focus hi thoughts on – positive or negative?

You see, you may not be able to entirely predict the kind of remarks that your ears get exposed to, as it was in the case of Saul. However, it is your responsibility to ensure that your mind does not filter out the positives and settle on the negatives. If you are to stay in your kingly anointing and keep the devil at bay, you must constantly renew your mind with the Word of God (Romans 12:2)

Whoever Has Got your Ears Has Also Got Your Destiny

What has got your ears lately? Is it the disappointment of your past, money worries, health worries, relationship crisis, the inner critical voice from the devil that suggests you should forget becoming anything significant in life, or is it the discouraging comments of some authority figures in your life about your possibility to do well in a certain area of life?

Whatever negative agenda is currently contesting for your ultimate attention, you will have to cast it down in the name of Jesus if you must move forward towards the direction of God’s will for your life. It is impossible to fulfil God’s plan for your life if you allow the negative observations of others about you to force your eyes off the truths of God’s Word.

Here are a few steps to help you keep your mind focused on the truth of the Word of God and escape falling for wrong voices that are aiming to abort the future of peace and prosperity that God has for you:


  1. Guard the doors of your heart. The doors to your heart include your eyes and ears. Therefore be careful of the kinds of things that you see, watch, read or listen to. Every information that is deposited into your mind has a reward or consequence capable of influencing your future (Proverbs 4:23).
  2. Constantly scan your thought life to identify contrary inner chattering. Our mind is built for conversations. At any time of day, your mind is active generating, filtering and validating thoughts. It is your duty to ensure that you are totally in control of your thoughts. Reject every negative thought that rises in the name of Jesus and claim every positive thoughts into your life (Philippians 4:8).
  3. Hang out with positive folks. The bible says that, “Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals (1 Corinthians 15:33).” If your friends are always negative, they will eventually pollute your mind with their negativity. In an atmosphere that lacks truth and positive motivation, staying motivated and inspired becomes a daunting task. Get Godly friends who can inspire you to grow in your walk with the Lord and achieve your positive goals in life.
  4. Abide in the Word. The Word of God is the antidote to the spirit of error. It is impossible to constantly soak your mind in the Word and not experience the refreshing power of the Holy Spirit that causes joy, inner peace and faith to multiply.  The Word of God is the Divine Map that keeps you on the path of righteousness and fulfilment. Stick with the Word of God. Read it day and night. It will keep your mind focus on God’s promises that brings victory and success (Psalm1:1-3).

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