As a battery has a positive side and a negative side. Properly connected, they produce positive energy. Cross them up you could get burned. The same applies to us!
Proverbs 10:19-"In a multitude of words sin is not lacking, but he who restrains his lips is wise."
Sometimes, instead of working with the negative, we tend to work against it. When we do the sparks always fly. Instead, we need to learn to, stop and think it through before we speak to soon! If we can learn to think first, and speak last, wisdom is with us. It is then that we can work through most any negative situations, or negative people around us.
We tend to feel that if we deal with what we are faced with, in the same way, we will get the results we wish. In most cases it never works that way. It is just like hooking up a battery. Do it correctly, and you get the connection you need to move along. Hook it up wrong, let the fireworks begin, or even worse, burned wires, shorted fuses, even injury and unnecessary hurt!
So let us think how a battery works. When used, or dealt with properly, though it has a negative and a positive side, works together in spite of the differences, and creates a positive energy that meets the needs of the whole vehicle. The same with us. If we connect properly in spite of our differences, we will see a bigger picture, that will benefit all those around us!