1 Samuel 16:7, … “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.”
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.
It’s been said, “A bad attitude is like a flat tire, if you don’t change it you’ll never go anywhere.” With a bad attitude, our faith will never go anywhere or impact others for Christ. This week, I want to give you five thoughts that will help you turn your bad attitude into a good one. Our 3rd thought is: Don’t compare yourself to others. If you want to improve your attitude, quit comparing yourself to others. Zig Ziglar, the legendary Christian motivational speaker, once said, “It is your attitude, not your aptitude, that will ultimately determine your altitude.” He was right. Someone will always be better than you are and have more money, degrees, toys and/or more natural abilities. Always remember, when we compare ourselves to others we are only comparing ourselves to those things we can see in others. The third thought of the week to improving your attitude is to stop comparing yourself to others.
Think about it and have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D