Jono Hey, author and artist wrote:
“Point positive is a rafting term for agreeing in advance to point towards the safe way out of danger rather than towards the dangers themselves.
So, should a raft get stuck on a rock in a rapid, pointing positive would be pointing away from the obstacles to help a raft behind navigate through safely. Or should there be an unintentional swimmer, pointing positive is pointing towards the safest channel to steer towards.
Like “Don’t fix the blame, fix the problem,” point positive is a valuable metaphor and reminder that it’s often less helpful to dwell on difficulties and problems than to direct others and our energies toward positive ways forward and solutions.”
I find this advice valuable in context for those messing with theological thoughts: Don’t focus only on hell and separation…instead point to the safe way of presence and union with Jesus, avoiding hellish living. White water rafting and life philosophy can both go through some tough trials to get through Class 3 or 5 or 6 (crazy) Rapids. Fortunately we have our Point Positive Jesus and the loving Holy Spirit.
“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me.” Jesus