Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.

Imitating Christ’s Humility

If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you care  then do me a favor: Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends. Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.

Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself. 

He had equal status with God but didn’t think so much of himself that he had to cling to the advantages of that status no matter what. Not at all. When the time came, he set aside the privileges of deity and took on the status of a slave, became human! Having become human, he stayed human. It was an incredibly humbling process. He didn’t claim special privileges. Instead, he lived a selfless, obedient life and then died a selfless, obedient death—and the worst kind of death at that—a crucifixion.

Because of that obedience, God lifted him high and honored him far beyond anyone or anything, ever, so that all created beings in heaven and on earth—even those long ago dead and buried—will bow in worship before this Jesus Christ, and call out in praise that he is the Master of all, to the glorious honor of God the Father.

Philippians 2:1-11 The Message

Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. – John Wooden

Practice the Attitude of Gratitude

Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do. – Dale Carnegie

 When we do things, think of God as our rewarder.

The Secret in life is to understand what is God’s will.

Attitude is the way you mentally look at the world around you. It is how you view your environment and your future. It is the focus you develop toward life itself. (Elwood N. Chapman)

Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you’ll understand what little chance you have in trying to change others. (Jacob M. Braude)

For today and its blessings, I owe the world an attitude of gratitude. (Clarence E. Hodges)

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude (Thomas Jefferson)

Once we know our weaknesses they cease to do us any harm. (Georg C. Lichtenberg)

People who matter are most aware that everyone else does, too. (Malcolm S. Forbes)

We need to learn to set our course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship. (Omar Nelson Bradley)

Your mental attitude gives your entire personality a drawing power that attracts the circumstances, things and people you think about most! (Napoleon Hill)

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain. (Maya Angelou)


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