Attitude

Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 2:3-5 (NASB95)

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is 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 everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.”  – Charles R. Swindoll

Paul explained how humility can be expressed. Instead of concentrating on self, each believer should be concerned about the interests of other believers. (see also Rom. 12:10). Preoccupation with oneself is sin. Christ gives us the ultimate example of humility. He said we are to have an attitude like His; we are to put the interests of others before our own interests. Do you put the interests of others before your interests? Do you demonstrate the humility and attitude of Jesus Christ? During your time of prayer and fasting ask God to check your attitude and to open your eyes to the interests of other believers.

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