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The truth about life is that, the problem can never be everyone and everything else but you. Most times it is not your job, it is not your marriage, it is not your neighbors, it is not the church, it is not your child, it is not the government, it is not the pandemic, it is not the situation around you, it is your attitude. It is the way we choose to see things and the way we choose to think. That is why you will find two business men, dealing with the same products and services in the same area, and during this pandemic, one is making profits and another one loses. How do you choose to respond to situations, are you positively looking at life’s situations or are you looking at life from a negative perspective?
I watch talent shows many times, almost daily I find myself watching acts. There are occasions where a person comes on stage with pride written all over their faces, they even insult the judges and behave like they care less about the platform. Then they sing so well, great talent is portrayed, but the crowd does not even applause, the judges are impressed but confess that they cannot work with the attitude. The person with great talent loses the opportunity because of their attitude. On the flip side, there are those who come clothed in humility, and the judges applaud their humility and good attitude. Well, people are attracted to your attitude more than your talent, fame and wealth.
Philippians 2:5 “You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.” Jesus was humble, being in the very nature of God, he did not consider equality with God something to be grasped. If Jesus was proud, He would not have died on the cross for you and I; because we are undeserving. Jesus constantly recognized his need for God, that’s why He is constantly praying, seeking His father’s will. We need to embrace that attitude, acknowledging that we are nothing without God and depending on Him for everything. The Bible warns us against thinking more highly of ourselves than we ought to be; be humble, you are not above God.
We should also emulate Jesus’ in being patient, forgiving, virtuous, loving, kind, wise and obedient. These are some of the characteristics that stood out throughout Jesus’ life on earth. May the Lord help us to stop blaming everyone else around us and be transformed by the renewal of our minds, that we will start thinking positively, that we shall smile because the glass if half full and not frown looking at the remaining empty half. There are people who pray for what you have, there are people who would be happier with half of what you have, so put on a positive attitude and be grateful, but don’t turn it into pride.
Attitude is something small that makes a big difference. It’s a new day, may your attitude cause you to rejoice and be glad in it.