Saturday, October 20, 2007

When, Where, What , And How is your Attitude

1: Your Attitude determines your Altitude with God.
A) When your Attitude is based on the things of this world your outlook towards the things of God become dim
Romans 12:1,2 you are to renew your mind to the word of God.
B) Your mind is the pivot point to which you run your life by. You either run your life by your flesh or by your spirit. It is better to be Spirit ruled than to be carnal (ruled by your flesh) Romans 8:5.

2: Where

A) When you are dealing with People or Problems in your life, where is your Attitude? The choice is yours to make either good or bad.

1) For People: we are commanded to walk in love, John 13:34,35 - 1Cor 13:4-10 –Romans 5:5

B) When dealing with Problems in your life it is better to seek God first, Matthew 6:33 –Hebrews 12:2 Proverbs 2:4,5 we are to trust in God with all our heart.

3) What

A) What is your Attitude? For example: in Giving, Money, Time, or whatever the situation requires.
We have a choice, either to do it with a loving and cheerful heart, or with a Grudge, complaining, bad Attitude.
What Continued:

B) We are to do things as if we are doing them as unto the Lord.
How we treat Jesus is how we are to treat People.

Jesus said “ As you have done it unto the least of these my Brethren you have done it unto me. Matthew 25:35-40. This is an example for us as Children of God to follow.


How to change our Attitude.
A) It is simple we are to change our Attitude by changing our thinking. We are to renew our minds to the word of God daily. In 2 Timothy 2:15 says to study to show ourselves approved. In 1 Timothy 6:11, we are to pursue Righteousness, Godliness, Faith, Love, Endurance, and Gentleness.
B) We are to cultivate the Fruit of the Spirit in our life. The Fruit of the spirit is found in Galatians 5:19-26.
C) Our Attitude as Christians are to be Spirit moved not fleshly ruled. As in vs: 19 tell us the works of the flesh and in vs: 26 tell us of the fruit of the Spirit.
D) Our Attitudes are to be one of love and reverence, towards God, respect, and love towards our fellow man. Reverance towards God will cause us to treat people right. We are Children of God and we are Jesus with skin on. We are the only Jesus that the world will see. People see our Attitudes, Good and Bad. What is your Attitude?


If you had already made mistakes in this area of your life you can change your Attitude.
A) Ask God to forgive you of your sin. 1John 1:9
B) We are to repent = change our thinking.
C) We are to dust off ourselves and start again.
D) It is not about you, it is all about God.
E) We are to put God First then others Second, the ourselves Third.