The mission of your life in Christ isn’t to overcome evil. That’s just a side benefit. In your unique way, the mission is the reconciliation of people to their heavenly Father through Jesus. So when you look at someone, your first thought shouldn’t be about how to fight against their negativity, or what to do to protect yourself from it. Your first thought should be to ask God what faith, hope, love, joy, peace, patience, or kindness are needed to bring them to life, and help them become all he says they can be.
(2 Cor. 5:14-21)