November 18, 2015

1 Samuel 16:7, But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature, because I have rejected him. For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.”

Zig Ziglar, the legendary Christian sales motivational speaker once said, “It is your attitude, not your aptitude that will ultimately determine your altitude,” and he was right. This week’s blog topic is covering  ways you can improve your attitude. The methods covered so far are:“Take Action and Then Let It Go,” “Forgive Easily the Limitations and Mistakes of Others,” and “Don’t Compare Yourself to Others.” If you want to improve your attitude, quit constantly comparing yourself to others. This type of comparison comes naturally, but it will always hurt your attitude. Someone will always be better, have more money, earn more degrees, accumulate more toys or more be gifted with more natural abilities, and always remember, when you compare yourself to others, you are only comparing yourself to those things you can see.

Remember what God told Samuel when He was choosing that little shepherd boy named David to be the next and ultimately the best king over Israel. God said, “…Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7). So, stop comparing yourself to others, and your attitude will improve.

Think about it, and have a blessed day!

John Mark Caton, Ph.D