God's Character Woman

Monday, March 12, 2012

Keeping a Holy Attitude...

Has there ever been a time you were placed in a situation that seemed unjust? But the first reply that came to your head with fleshly, negative, and out right would have not been a Holy Attitude? 

Let's be honest,  we have been in the situation where someone got under our skin and we wanted to tell them how to put it and where to go because we are fleshly beings the enemy is always telling you what you should say or do. With God there is a better way to response if you are slow to speak and quick to listen. 

 James 1:19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry,

If we are going to be walking in holiness and the Bible says, 1 Peter 1:16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy, if our mindsets are Holy then our attitudes must display the thinking or Christ. Remember the saying, What would Jesus do? That is the mindset we must have and our conversations must still be holy. We must not think, Oh I dare them! or Do they not know who I am? but look at who Jesus was and is still today. He is being talked about, misrepresented, accused, doubted, and joked about. Though he sat at the right hand of our God, he came on earth as a servant man, made human to start from the bottom to rise back to the top. He could have taken the same attitude and gave in to the flesh but he didn't because his purpose was bigger than that situation or accusations. 

Jesus taught us humility in his life. He did not boast or demand anything which he could have being the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords. That is not saying we can never speak up for ourselves but we must remember to use wisdom. We can calmly speak and defend ourselves or present the situation as we saw it. Sometimes we should just speak our battles wisely and some things aren't worth the fight. When you know who is in control and you believe your purpose is bigger than why fight? Do they know who you serve? Do they know the God you serve? We can not fault people for the lack of knowledge. We must pray for them even when they offend us. 

It takes a strong person to become humble and walk away from a dispute. We couldn't do this on our own strength but God's strength has the ability to overcome anything of the flesh. Having a strong relationship with God will make it easy to be humble. Humility is not weakness. Having a solid foundation to stand on will help you understand when you speak and when to just listen. 

James 4:10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

We must become humble without murmuring, complaining about it, and seeking revenge thinking, The next time I will get them! We must remember when we found Christ our conversation changed, we put off the old man for the new man, our walk changes, and our life changes. Christ died for us in love. That same love is expected of us to die daily so Christ can rise up within us. 

To love God, we must love people. Jesus acted in love. We must act in love.  Again, we must love God and love his people! If we continue in love in our walk with the Lord it will show in our lifestyle. 
  Gal. 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Love doesn't seek to destroy but love supports, build, and strengthens. God will never place you in a situation in were your self-value and self worth will be demolished. We must remember to be kind and compassionate to one another. We must trust God in all things even when it don't make sense.  We must remember to forgive!

Luke 6:29 To the one who strikes you on the jaw or cheek, offer the other jaw or cheek also;

When faced with a tough situation always remember to PRAY! Prayer changes things, rearranges things, and re-positions things. Prayer works! Something isn't working out or is stressing you out. Pray that God gives you wisdom in your actions and pray mercy over that person that has offended you. Must people do not even realize who their messing with in the Spirit. They do not know about your anointing or your ability to call God to your rescue. So pray for people. Do not hold it against them. You know the enemy is working everyday to kill, steal and destroy your future. So do not allow an attitude to stop a blessing.

Matt 5:44-45 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
 45That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

Prophetess Tashaye~

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