Our minds are powerful. One of God’s greatest gifts in creation was the power to think. You may not know it by the way others (or even ourselves) act at times, but our brains and minds control our attitude.
Attitude shouldn’t be based on on outward issues. Our internal response is what gives us a “good” or “bad” attitude. It’s like the difference between a thermostat or a thermometer.
Your attitude is climate control, setting the right environment for your marriage, your home, your school, or your workplace.
Your attitude should be like Christ who didn’t make seeking position or power his main goal. Instead, he focused on his true calling and mission. So live humbly (see Philippians 2:1-11).
A cheerful heart brings healing and joy. It’s like medicine making even the worst sickness better. The opposite dries up bones. It’s no wonder people are drawn to those with great attitudes (see Proverbs 17:22).
Want to make a huge impact in your home? Want to model a great way of life to your kids? Want to increase your impact in the workplace? Do everything without complaining or grumbling (see Philippians 2:14).
It’s to a person’s glory to overlook small offenses. Have compassion on others. Don’t live life trying to make things even. Increase compassion and forgiveness for others. One by-product of authentic forgiveness is personal freedom (see Ephesians 4:32).
It’s quite simple to see the bad and focus on the tough things in life. If you don’t believe me, read any news story or scroll social media for a brief moment. Instead, think about the hope God promises. It’s so beneficial for you and for those around you (see Jeremiah 29:11).
I don’t think confidence in Christ ever comes across wrong. Jump in, use your gifts to make things happen, and give God glory (see Philippians 4:13).
An honoring attitude is about outdoing one another in showing kindness and care toward others. Respect people. Thank God for others. Your attitude of honor will result in huge opportunities to share God’s love (Romans 12:10).