The Twin Cities Rainbow Chaser

moving across the country…to discover what God has in store

It’s Not What You Know…

on September 27, 2011

Yep, you know how to finish the sentence.  It’s who you know.  Recently it has come to my attention that I have some friends who are negative influences.  And the worst part about this discovery is that it involves one of my BEST friends…my ROOMMATE.  How tragic, unfortunate, depressing, awkward is this???

Now, don’t go jumping to an inappropriate conclusion.  M (we’re just going to call her that for ease of…use) is an awesome friend.  She calms me down when I start freaking out.  She makes dinner when I’m swamped and she comes up with great movies to watch.  She motivates me to work out and eat healthier (most of the time).  She’s smart (biology/chemistry major) and she’s really nice (next weekend she’s going to training to volunteer at a center for sexual assault victims).

BUT…there’s always one of these nasty little (or big, in my case) things.  She is incredibly pessimistic (she didn’t have anything good to say about her day today…she just complained about her micro teacher, her group in physics, and the cars during her run).  Sometimes she is just a jerk (like about this person in her physics group…and her anatomy professor…and her mom).  At this moment, she is sitting in the living room complaining about having to do test corrections for physics.

Okay, I must…MUST stop myself from doing this.  This is why she’s a bad influence.  When I am constantly surrounded by such negativity and pessimism, it becomes ingrained in my heart and my head.  I begin finding the dark side of every aspect of my life…classes, work, friends…pessimism is contagious.  But you know what?  God has this little thing called

PEACE.

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you: not as the world gives, give I to you.  Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid (John 14:27).

Gotta love when that great book called the Bible speaks to your heart.  It’s time that I let go of anxiety and strife.  Pessimism has no place in my life.

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