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  • Writer's pictureBishop Keith Butler

You can Fix Your Attitude

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. (Philippians 4:8-9)

Your mind is the most vulnerable place the enemy will attack. Our thoughts shape our emotions, our actions, and our expectations. You are not anointed to think right. It is a decision we all must make to walk in supernatural success every day. Too often, Christians believe and think about whatever comes across their screens, their phones, or whatever comes to their ears from someone else’s opinion. Paul gave us a checklist to assess how our minds work. Is it supporting our born-again spirit or contrary to what God is trying to accomplish? Let’s look at Paul’s “check-up from the neck up.”

First, think about things that are true; God’s Word is truth. Accept nothing that does not agree with the Word of God. The devil is the father of lies and will never agree with God’s Word. Second, think about things that are honest, not flattery or boastfulness. Third, think about things that are just. These are things that operate according to God’s will. Fourth, think about things that are pure; purity is being pure without mixture. Don’t allow yourself to be double-minded. Fifth, think about things that are lovely. How would love act in every situation? Sixth, think about things that are of good report. If you can’t think of anything good, think about God and how much He loves you! Seventh, think about things that are of virtue and praise. Celebrate what God has done.

Practical Application

You can fix your attitude when you control your thoughts and your mouth. What your mouth does changes your attitude. Our attitude—shaped by our thoughts—determines our spiritual altitude.

James 3:17; Titus 2:7


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