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Time For An Attitude Check

 

(Philippians 2:3-7) “Don’t be jealous or proud, but be humble and consider others more important than yourselves. Care about them as much as you care about yourselves and think the same way that Christ Jesus thought: Christ was truly God. But he did not try to remain equal with God. Instead he gave up everything and became a slave, when he became like one of us.”

(Matthew 7:12) “Treat others as you want them to treat you. This is what the Law and the Prophets are all about.”

 



Our attitude towards others can determine our future. No matter who you are, you will always have to depend on and work with others to a certain level. You are not a computer or just an account on social media, you are a human being with feelings, ambitions, and desires in life.

God is very clear that as we sow, we will reap. If we treat people with respect and don’t walk around looking down at them, we will find favor with them. God will always reward the humble and will bring us honor in public when we always do what is right, even if it makes us look weak in front of others.

I challenge you to try and think of others better than yourself. That means you will have to listen more than talk, serve them instead of being served, ask for advice instead of always giving your opinion about everything, and compliment them constantly in everything they do. Trust me, it’s harder than you think.

Christ also commands us to treat others the way we want to be treated. Automatically, our mind goes to not doing harm to others, so that we don’t receive harm. This is because we are selfish and want to avoid bad things happening to us, so only for that reason, we will try not to hurt others. But Christ is giving us an instruction to do good so that we in turn receive good.

If you want to be loved, love them first. If you want to be respected and recognized by others, do it first to them. If you want to be given what you don’t deserve, do it to others. If you want to be forgiven by God and others, learn to forgive.

We are called to keep the same attitude as Christ, who was God in the flesh and did not destroy anyone that defied, insulted, mocked him, beat Him, or even falsely condemned him to the cross like a common criminal. He simply humbled himself and showed loved towards those that opposed him, and those that chose to continue in their sin. He treated us as His precious creation, and not as the fallen humans that were determined to hurt each other.

 

 

Ask God to help you check your attitude today and start to treat others not as they are, but as you wish they were.

 

 

Prayers

• Heavenly Father,O! You who hear the prayer, to You all flesh will come. There is nothing too hard for You, O my Lord. You have made everything beautiful in its time.
• Forgive us for walking around looking down on others and only focusing on their faults.
• Forgive us for ignoring Your warnings about reaping the attitude we have sown towards others.
• We ask that You give us the mind of Christ and that we see the beauty in others.
• Help us to always compliment others, to give them the best of what we have, to respect their opinion, and to let them feel important.
• We declare that good and helpful people will come our way as we continue to think of others better than ourselves.
• We thank You, Jesus, for becoming a slave and living among us in order to show us God`s love.

• We ask in Jesus’ Mighty name. Amen

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