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The Benefit of a Good Attitude

Joyce Meyer (2)

Nobody with a bad attitude pleases anybody. In fact, if you murmur and complain, people are probably tired of hearing it. And if we’re honest about it, usually when we’re like this, it’s because we want others to feel sorry for us, which doesn’t do any good.

I know this is true from personal experience. I used to be very negative and felt sorry for myself a lot. I would complain to my husband, Dave, but he would say, “Joyce, you just want me to feel sorry for you and I’m not going to do it because it won’t do you any good.” At the time, it made me so mad, but I’m glad he responded to me this way because he was right.

I eventually learned the truth that no matter what is going on in my life, I can choose to have a good attitude. And if you have a good attitude, God will give you favor with people and in circumstances of life. While we can’t always choose our circumstances, we can choose how we will react to them.

How Dying to Self Leads to New Life

So often our dreams are about us and what we want for our life or what’s good for us. But Jesus, our example of how to live, gave His life not for His benefit but for ours. Shortly before He was crucified, He was in a garden praying and He said, “Not My will but Yours be done” (see Luke 22). He came from the glory of heaven to earth to give us life. Everything He did was for us.

We need to die to self, or selfishness, to really live the dream God has for us. What are some things we must die to? Here are a few: our plan, our timing, our way, our reputation, getting credit for what we do, the need to be in control, and the need to be right.

If you will give your life to God like Christ laid down His life for you, God will do amazing things in you and through you. It’s not easy but the reward on the other side is so worth it – the fulfillment of your God-given dream!

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