Saturday, September 21, 2013

Ugh – one of those Glenn Hamer

We all have a really bad day once in a while. However, it is our choice how that day affects us. It is our choice on what kind of attitude we will have as we make our way through the really bad day.

There is a neat Scripture that speaks to this...Proverbs 25:28
“ He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down and without walls” (KJV).

“Like a city whose walls are broken down is a man who lacks self-control” (NKJV).

We can choose to have a good attitude or we can choose to have a bad attitude.

The point is we can choose to have a good attitude regardless of how bad the day may be, because we can rule over our own spirit. Ruling over your own spirit is self-control. A person with self-control has the rule of their own thoughts, their desires, their inclinations, their resentments, and keeps them all in good order. Not an easy thing, but it is possible.

To fail to exercise self-control over our spirit is to liken ourselves to a city unprotected, open to attack, and subject to defeat. What does that mean? It means that they who lack self-control open themselves up to allowing all that is good to go out of them and all that is evil to break in upon them. They lie exposed to all the temptations of Satan and become easy prey to that enemy. They are apt to have more troubles and problems because of that kind of attitude.

So, the next time you have a really bad day remember this verse and determine to rule over your attitude and not expose yourself to more problems. Self-control or self-pity – your choice!

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