Daily Word for Sunday, May 17, 2015
Life is more than the actions we take; it’s also the attitude with which we take those actions. We should never underestimate the impact of our attitude. Our attitude is a kind of shadow we cast or an example we set. It can become an emotional backbone to our interests or endeavors.
• An inconsistent attitude creates insecurity.
• An indecisive attitude creates uncertainty.
• An impatient attitude creates stress.
• An intolerant attitude creates resentment.
When our attitude goes bad we lose perspective, forget values, stop listening and sometimes act rashly.
So what are the building blocks to a good attitude?
1. Be motivated by love.
Philippians 2:1-2 – Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? 2 Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.
2. Be willing to trust.
Philippians 2:3 – Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.
3. Be generous.
Philippians 2:4 – Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.
4. Be willing to serve.
Philippians 2:7 – …Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; He took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When He appeared in human form…
5. Be humble.
Philippians 2:8 – He humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.
Begin today developing the attributes you think you need most and give birth to a new you!