Choose Your Attitude: You Have the Mind of Christ =>
You have the ability to choose your attitude.
Your attitude is the portal through which you process the events in your life.
Make it a top priority therefore to consciously choose the thoughts that fuel your attitude. Want more love? Be loving? Want to be understood? Seek to Understand? Want to be appreciated and encouraged? Look for opportunities to appreciate and encourage those around you.
Creating a positive life-giving attitude often requires the gift of grace, especially in the midst of challenging circumstances.
The prayer below is based off a scripture I read earlier this week that caught my attention, I believe that what God calls us to is possible now:
“Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.” Phil 2:5
“God, I want the very mind of Christ as I go through another gift of life today.
May I see, as he did, You in every face I encounter.
Give me Jesus’ thoughts that were not imprisoned by the yoke of slavery to unbridled ambition for status or the unquenchable desire for approval.
I want to choose love & compassion as Jesus did, over fear & judgment.
I want to think and respond as Jesus did: to love for the sake of love alone, untainted by hidden agendas or crevices of lack & scarcity.
Break my heart over the things that broke yours as you walked the earth.
I want to seek to understand over being understood, free from attachment to certain responses.
To be able to respond to criticism with even more love to make up for the lack of it in those moments.
Jesus existed above compliments & complaints, grounded in the purpose for which his heart beat: to be a missionary of love no matter what…I want that same energy and laser focus today so that my God given ability to create beauty in this world flows without restriction & reflects a focused sense of purpose.
God, I believe this is my natural state of being so as you answer this prayer of mine my joy will be complete & my peace will be profound.”
Because of His Love,