Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 2:3-5 ESV
Humans have always been fascinated by the power of attitude. Attitude shapes our experience and our daily lives, yet it often flies under the radar in terms of how we think and act on a regular basis. Attitude is a force that has the capacity to bring out the best or worst in people.
In Philippians 2:3-5, the Apostle Paul urges us to have an attitude of humility and selflessness. He wants us to let go of our egos, put others before ourselves, and strive for unity in Christ. This means that how we think and act must be guided by the spirit of love and service rather than by arrogance or selfishness.
Our attitudes have a direct effect on our relationships, experiences, and overall well-being. The way we think and carry ourselves in any given situation can either create harmony or discord, block progress or foster growth. A humble attitude of love and respect is always the best way to go. When we practice such an attitude, others will naturally be drawn to us and will want to walk with us along our journey.
Let us take a moment to pause and consider how our attitude affects others. Let's examine any negative thoughts we may have about ourselves or someone else, and make the effort to replace them with more positive ones. Let's also commit ourselves to speaking words of encouragement and grace to those around us, regardless of the situation.
Heavenly Father, remind us that our attitude is a reflection of who we are in Christ Jesus. Help us to think and act with humility, selflessness, and love towards others. In Your mighty name we pray, Amen.