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In this message from Designed Sisterhood Morning, Pastor Debbie Lindell shares an encouraging teaching titled, "Attitude – Makes All the Difference." Join us as we read scripture from Colossians 3 and hear life-shaping wisdom about how we can model our attitudes after Jesus. Our prayer is that this message would strengthen your heart and deepen your understanding of what a godly attitude looks like.
Scripture ReferenceColossians 3
Attitude – Makes All the Difference
Attitude: The mental position you choose to take toward life, circumstances and people.
1. Understand Your Position in Christ
Colossians 3:1-3 NLT
Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand – think about the things of heaven, not on the things of earth. For you died to this life and your real life is hidden with Christ in God.
Romans 15:13a NLT
I pray that God the source of hope will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him.
Romans 15:13b NLT
Then (when you trust God & understand your position in Christ) you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
2. Commit to Living Like New
Colossians 3:7-10 NLT
You used to do these things when your life was still part of this world. But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language...for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds. (and attitudes) Put on your new nature (new self), and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him.
Romans 6:4 NLT
Our old life died and was buried with Christ – now we live new lives.
Ephesians 4:21-24 NLT
Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.
3. Choose to Dress Well
Colossians 3:12 NLT
Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.
Godly Attitude Characteristics
1. Tenderhearted: Compassionate, delicate, soft heart
2. Kind: compassion combined with generosity
3. Humble: Not demanding and not self-focused
4. Gentle: Meek not weak
Philippians 2:2-5 NLT
Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose. Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.
Colossians 3:13 NLT
Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.
Colossians 3:14 NLT
Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony.
Romans 12:2 AMP
Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].
4. Your Attitude Affects Others
Colossians 3:15 NLT
And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace.
Colossians 3:16 NLT
Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual sons to God with thankful hearts.
Colossians 3:17 NLT
And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.
Proverbs 25:11 NLT
Timely advice is lovely, like golden apples in a silver basket.
Proverbs 18:21 NLT
The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.
Romans 15:13 NLT
I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.