Tagged: Attitude

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WHAT KEEPS US FROM SERVING OTHERS? (2)

Another thing that’ll keep you from serving others is arrogance. What others think and feel isn’t important to you. Arrogant people seldom meet people on common ground. They don’t believe they should have to because by their own estimation they...

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God Is at Work Within You (1)

When Paul wrote to the Philippian believers, he told them God was at work in each of them. What an awesome truth! He wrote: ‘I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on...

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Roll with the Punches!

There’s a spiritual disease you need to be inoculated against—hardening of the attitudes. It’s a disease that makes you think your opinion is the only right one. And as long as life cooperates with you, you’re fine. When it doesn’t,...

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It’s All About Attitude

King Amaziah did all the right things, but he wasn’t ‘whole-hearted’ about it. You can do the right thing and still not be blessed. Why? Because you did it with the wrong attitude. Take, for example, the subject of giving....

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Unity Without Uniformity (2)

In working for unity: 1) Consider your motives. Only God knows the motives of a person’s heart, and only God is qualified to judge them. ‘No one can know a person’s thoughts except that person’s own spirit’ (1 Corinthians 2:11...

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When Fatigue Threatens You (1)

Ruth Haley Barton coined the phrase ‘dangerous tiredness’. Its symptoms include: 1) Irritability/hypersensitivity. Things that wouldn’t normally bother you, like another driver cutting you or a friend’s irritating habits, put you on edge. 2) Restlessness. A vague sense that something...

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Time to Move On

No matter how bad things look, always remember the words, ‘it came to pass’, not ‘to stay’. Life doesn’t stand still; there will always be challenges. Don’t let them destroy your confidence; instead, use them as opportunities to grow. Once...

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You’re Named in God’s Will (2)

Someone’s last will and testament lets you know what you have inherited. In the Old Testament the benefits were rich, but the conditions proved too restrictive. So God gave us a New Testament. But instead of laws that are virtually...

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You’re Named in God’s Will (1)

Linda Knox was in her eighties when she died of malnutrition in her Chicago apartment. Apparently she’d lost her sight, and her mind had failed. Among her belongings they found the equivalent of  £102,000 in uncashed cheques, £113,000 in works...

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Accepting Others

Oftentimes, people don’t make it easy to accept them. They can be bad tempered, selfish, critical, irritating, dismissive, aggressive, and pompous—-or worse! Sometimes you want to give them a piece of your mind; give them what they deserve—anything but acceptance....