I recently “Liked” a facebook page that has some positive, encouraging messages. Unfortunately, other posts deliver messages of bitterness, revenge and negativity. Sometimes these attitudes are masked as strength, independence and self-esteem. We need to pay attention to know the difference.
For instance, “Do not get my personality and my attitude twisted. My personality is me and my attitude depends on you!”
You might be tempted to respond with an, “AMEN, SISTA!” But think again. Do you really want to grow your beautiful life by putting your attitude in the hands of other people? Are you living your life re-actively, letting others control how you feel and how you behave? Or are you working toward choosing your own attitude based on your faith, your goals, and your beautiful heart?
When you are not sure whether your initial response to something is a good choice or a reactive one, refer to these two Bible verses for guidance:
Finally, brothers and sisters,
whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right,
whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable
—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—
think about such things.
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world,
but let God transform you into a new person
by changing the way you think.
Then you will learn to know God’s will for you,
which is good and pleasing and perfect.