Dr. Dan Hayden •
Do you have an attitude? That usually means something bad—like you’re ticked-off, or like you’re going to prove something to the world. But you need to know that God wants you to have an attitude. Let me tell you what I mean.
Everybody was arguing their point of view. Nobody was listening to anybody else. They were being totally selfish, and to top it off, they were doing it in the church. So the Apostle Paul said in Philippians 2:3, “Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself.” Now he was saying to the Philippian church, “Be kind.” He was saying, “Listen to one another. You’ve got a bad attitude.” Then he said, “You need to get a different mindset; you need to think like Jesus thought.”
This verse is found in Philippians 2:5, and says, “Have this attitude in yourselves, which was also in Christ Jesus.” The word literally means, “to form an opinion; to be disposed in a certain direction.” It is your way of thinking as influenced by who you are—including your emotions and feelings.
So Paul challenges the Philippians and says, “Now think about it, folks—what would Jesus do? Let your attitude be the same as His.”
Say—maybe you should do an attitude check and ask yourself, “what would Jesus do?”