Philippians 2:3-5 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus.
Are you expecting something new in 2012? If so, what steps have you taken to ensure your change will come. What attitudes and mindset do you need to be free of? As I ask you, I also have to ask myself, how’s your attitude and what are your motives?
One way to ensure a successful outcome is to do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. If we make a pact to put God first and not our own desires, we have God’s blessing over the decision and the outcome.
Secondly, show humility to others. Sometimes, you just have to give people the benefit of the doubt and exercise trust.
Third, check your attitude. Jesus was always willing and ready to help serve where needed. He treated others with kindness and he was never to busy to listen.
So, my first New Year’s resolution is to rid myself of selfish ambition, vain conceit, bad attitudes and negative self-talk. By doing so, I invite the attitude of Christ Jesus in my life.
Dear Lord, thank you for being a Lord of second chances and restoration. I thank you for another opportunity to experience your unfailing love for me. Father you know the meditations of my heart and my prayer is that they are pleasing and acceptable to you. Lord search my mind and my heart and remove anything that is not of you. I love you and thank you for your many blessings. In Jesus Name. Amen.