How To Fix Your AttitudeApril 3, 2022
How To Fix Your Attitude
Deuteronomy 30:19 – “Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!
2 Timothy 3:1-3 – (1) You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. (2) For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. (3) They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good.
Ungrateful = We get so focused on what we want (greed) that we forget what we have.
Unholy = Making choices that are polluting our hearts.
Unloving = Unkind, no regard for others.
Unforgiving = Refusal to let go of a hurt or disappointment.
John 10:10 – The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
Proverbs 17:22 – A cheerful heart is good medicine…
Nehemiah 8:10 – …The joy of the Lord is your strength.
1. Make the choice every day.
Hebrews 12:1 – …Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
Psalm 19:14 – May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.
2. Develop a high appreciation of life.
(Gratitude changes attitude)
2 Corinthians 6:10 – …sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything.
3. Find something positive in everything.
Philippians 4:8 – Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
4. Turn everything over to God.
Philippians 4:6-7 – (6) Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (7) And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
1 Peter 5:7 – Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
Philippians 2:5-11 – (5) Your attitude should be the kind that was shown us by Jesus Christ, (6) who, though he was God, did not demand and cling to his rights as God, (7)but laid aside his mighty power and glory, taking the disguise of a slave and becoming like men. (8)And he humbled himself even further, going so far as actually to die a criminal’s death on a cross. (9)Yet it was because of this (humble surrender/ obedience) that God raised him up to the heights of heaven and gave him a name which is above every other name, (10)that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow in heaven and on earth and under the earth, (11)and every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.