Ephesians 4:31, Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice.
I’ve been teaching a series at Cottonwood Creek entitled, “The Heart Of Jesus!” Sunday, I said the heart of Jesus was that His followers would be fishers of men. In other words, every day we want to live our lives in such a way that we draw others to Christ. The first step to drawing others to Christ is a positive attitude.
This week, I want to give you five thoughts that will help you turn your bad attitude into a good one. The second key to improving your attitude is to forgive easily the limitations and mistakes of others. Too many people live life with the motto, “My attitude is based on how others perform or treat me.” If that’s the way you live, I can promise you that it’s affecting your attitude. Life is filled with disappoints by other people’s actions. How about, instead of getting angry stewing over it or retaliating, just forgive them. I’ve found over the years, that very few people respond the way I want them to when they hurt me. Today, choose to forgive and don’t hold a grudge. When we forgive someone, and refuse to hold a grudge, we aren’t letting the other person off the hook, we are letting ourselves off the hook.
Think about it and have a blessed day.
John Mark Caton, Ph.D