Today, ask yourselves this question: Where is my ATTITUDE taking me?
My take away is this:
Attitude gets you where you ought to be. A good attitude gets you to a good destination. -Stephen Hart
Have you ever found yourself in a situation with all doors closed and no way out?
Ever gave up on yourself when you failed at a task?
Ever felt alone and that no one could understand where you were at so it was better to not allow people in to help?
Hey, listen, I've been in all those places! I'm human and you are too. There's nothing wrong with feeling that way from time to time. But here's the thing, you CAN feel that way for a time, but NOT forever!
To get beyond that lonely feeling where your emotions have you ready to throw in your towel, you've got to change your attitude!
As I said above, your ATTITUDE will get you where you ought to be. By that, I mean that if you keep a negative attitude and don't keep moving, but instead sit in your sorrow, you will be all alone with no one to talk to. No one wants to be around negativity all the time. So if you don't turn that frown upside down, you'll find that you're where you put yourself.
I've got an ATTITUDE where I'm going to bang on one of those closed door or beat down the wall, because being stuck without options is not going to be an option. Believe me, we can make sooo much noise that someone on the outside looking into your situation or circumstance will come get you out and help you move on.
Attitude gets you where you ought to be! Go getters get going!
… Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it thepeople of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created bythe word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. Hebrews 11:1-3
Faith is your response to the promises of God for your life. (God says, “I will lead you.” Faith responds, “I will follow.” God says, “I will feed you.” Faith says, “I will eat.” God says, “I will meet your need.” Faith says. “It is done.”) Faith is never a leap into the dark, it is always a based upon the firmest of foundations, The Word Of God. The person who really walks in faith never walks through life blind. He always knows what is ahead
I really think more MUST be said and more help offered by the christian community, to aid men, women and children in overcoming this fast growing epidemic. If we do not control this and fast, we're likely to lose our children's generation to this exponentially growing disease!
I'm urging all pastors, disciples and christians to give your all to attack this NOW. We can no longer sit by and allow this to grow without pouring energy into fighting this!!
2 Timothy 3
Godlessness in the Last Days
1 But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty.2 For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy,3 heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good,4 treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,5having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.6 For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions,7 always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth.
This isn't just a problem for non-believers. Stats I found show this being a huge problem in the church, among believers. I've even heard some pastors recently mentioning this being a problem among pastors and church staff:
53% – Promise Keeper men who viewed pornography in the last week
47% – Christians who said pornography is a major problem in the home
How do we begin to tackle this? What can we do to share God's word about this with other christian brothers and sisters?
G – GOD | O – OUR | S – SINS | P – PAYING | E — EVERYONE | L – LIFE
God created us to be with Him. (Genesis 1-2) Our sins separate us from God. (Genesis 3) Sins cannot be removed by good deeds. (Genesis 4 – Malachi 4) Paying the price for sin, Jesus died and rose again. (Matthew – Luke) Everyone who trusts in Him alone has eternal life. (John) Life with Jesus starts now and lasts forever. (Acts – Revelation)
Many know of the 10 commandments of Exodus 20. But did you know that there are commands all throughout the New Testament. Below are 28 key commands of us as believers as it relates to LOVE. I thought I’d share these with you today. Let’s all make every effort to put these into practical use daily!
A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. – John [spp-timestamp time="13:34"]
This is my command: Love each other. – John [spp-timestamp time="15:17"]
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. – Mark [spp-timestamp time="12:30"]
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you – Matthew [spp-timestamp time="5:44"]
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. – John [spp-timestamp time="15:12"]
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. – Romans 12:9
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. – Romans [spp-timestamp time="12:10"]
…and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. – Ephesians 5:2
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins – 1 Peter 4:8
If you love me, you will obey what I command. – John [spp-timestamp time="14:15"]
Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him – 1 John [spp-timestamp time="2:15"]
Grace to all who love our Lord Jesus Christ with an undying love. – Ephesians [spp-timestamp time="6:24"]
Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. – 1 John [spp-timestamp time="4:11"]
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her – Ephesians [spp-timestamp time="5:25"]
And he has given us this command: Whoever loves God must also love his brother. – 1 John [spp-timestamp time="4:21"]
Husbands, love your wives and do not be harsh with them. – Colossians [spp-timestamp time="3:19"]
…but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. – 1 John [spp-timestamp time="4:12"]
Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart. – 1 Peter [spp-timestamp time="1:22"]
Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. – John [spp-timestamp time="15:13"]
Do everything in love.– 1 Corinthians [spp-timestamp time="16:14"]
Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. – 1 John [spp-timestamp time="3:18"]
Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king. – 1 Peter [spp-timestamp time="2:17"]
In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. – Ephesians [spp-timestamp time="5:28"]
But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you – Luke [spp-timestamp time="6:27"]
Finally, all of you, live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers, be compassionate and humble – 1 Peter 3:8
Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt toloveone another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law. – Romans 13:8
Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him.– John [spp-timestamp time="14:21"]
By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. – John [spp-timestamp time="13:35"]