This week the focus is attitude!! I know this is definitely a struggle for me. There were multiple areas of attitude that she spoke of that I find in my own attitude. Today I am focusing on how often I get caught up in comparing myself to others. It usually leads to one of 2 things - feeling like a failure or criticizing the other person so I can feel superior. Neither of these reactions reflect the attitude of humility God calls me to have.
Their is a wonderful list of verses at the end of the chapter. Today, I felt the need to reflect on
Philippians 2:5 - "Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.
I liked the Life Application Bible notes on this verse. They reminded me of several aspects of Christ's attitude
- "Jesus was humble"
- "Like Christ we should have a servant's attitude, serving others out of love for God and others..."
- "Remember, you can choose your attitude."
That last note hit hard. There are so many times I let circumstances or other people's attitudes determine. I have become a very reactive person. This week I want to really focus on choosing my attitude and having it be a reflection of Christ's humility. I know with the guidance of the Holy Spirit this change will be made!!
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