Do you ever get a crummy attitude? There are some days, when everything just sorta goes south and it seems that life has had a bad night and decided to up-chuck you and everything that matters to you. It is hard to have a good attitude when life gets this way, but this is when we need to really make sure that our attitude is right, because if we are to get out of the mess and experience success – our attitude makes the major difference!
The Bible talks about the attitude that we need to possess! In Philippians we are told : “Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross!” For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in Heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:5-11
Jesus was not just somebody, He was THE SOMEBODY! But He did not allow who he was to get in the way of what he had been called to do. I think that dying on a cross would make for a pretty crummy day, but Jesus, who did not have to die on a cross, humbled himself and died on a cross, so that we (you and me) could have a life that is blessed with God’s presence and power!
We need the attitude of Jesus! The attitude that does not focus on self, but others. The attitude that is more interested in what I can give, than what I can get! The beautiful thing is this: When we get this attitude right, God EXALTS US! God puts us where we need to be, where He wants us to be – right in the middle of His blessing!
Let’s work on our attitudes and get them out of our mess and into God’s success!