'You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.' Philippians 2:5 NLT
Ever had to work in a group with someone with a bad attitude? Even if they did their fair share, it somehow made the task harder. A bad attitude can negatively affect everything, like relationships, chances of getting a job or being trusted with more responsibility.
Let's be honest, we all have days when our attitude is off. But, an attitude isn't set; it's actually a choice. Author Chuck Swindoll writes: 'Attitude, to me, is more important than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It's more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company...a church...a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we embrace for that day. We cannot change our past...we cannot change the fact that people act in a certain way... The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude...I'm convinced that life is 10 per cent what happens to me and 90 per cent how I react to it. And so it is with you...We are in charge of our attitudes.'
Paul writes, 'You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had' (Philippians 2:5 NLT). He approached people with love, grace, acceptance and a heart to serve rather than be served.
So what now? If your attitude hasn't been too good lately, move on with this prayer: 'Father, give me a Christlike attitude towards everyone I meet.'
Soulfood: Ezek 40:10-42:20 Lk 1:26-38 Ps 73:17-28 Pro 15:22-24,