“May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Jesus Christ had.” (Romans 15:5 NKJ)
“Do all things without grumbling or questioning, that you may be blameness and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.” (Philippians 2:14-15 ESV)
Google defines attitude as, “A settled way of thinking or feeling about someone or something, typically one that is reflected in a person’s behavior.”
Remember when you were little and you got an attitude about something. Yeah, me either. Back in my day, when the dinosaurs roamed free, parents took the attitude right out of you. A little smack to the backside, the sitter downer, was all it took for me to lose whatever attitude I had. But kids now days can have an attitude and get by with it. Parents now have to worry about being turned into DCFS for child abuse if you spank your child.
Do you think the people in Jesus’s time had an attitude toward Him? I think they did. Some people had their minds made up that He needed to die. I think Jesus was messing up the way some people lived and they didn’t like it. So the “logical” thing to do was kill Him. I would call that an attitude.
According to psychology, there are 4 types of attitudes. Positive, negative, neutral and sikken. I have heard of the first 3. They are pretty self explanatory. But Sikken I have not heard of, so I looked it up. Sikken attitude “is more of a negative attitude and is very destructive.” Attitude will either define you or destroy you.
I prefer for it to define me. I prefer a positive attitude. I used be a negative person. I prefer who I am now. Jesus molded me into a new creation, one that I love.
How about you? Positive, negative, neutral or sikken attitude? I hope you say positive.
Have a blessed day.
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