Oftentimes we can get frustrated or come across situations and people who can irritate or even anger us. We can sometimes come into conflict with other people. That’s natural and to be expected. There are times when it can be very difficult to keep a positive, optimistic attitude. So what should we do as Christians in these situations and how should we direct our attitudes when we feel tried by people and circumstances?
The Bible tells us that we should maintain a Christ-like attitude in all situations. In Philippians 2:5, we are instructed “in your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus” and in Philippians 2:3-4 it says “therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children”.
Jesus Christ kept a perfect attitude in all situations and always kept His focus on our Heavenly Father. He took issues to God in prayer, maintained faith all things and always demonstrated perfect obedience to the will of God.
As Christians we are called on to strive to live harmoniously with each other and maintain like-minded unity with other Christians. It doesn’t mean we won’t get annoyed or even angry at each other from time to time, but we must, as one Christian family, work to overcome these challenges and maintain our relationships with each other with the same mindset that Christ Jesus demonstrated.
~ God bless you.
“In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus” ~Philippians 2:5
“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children” ~Philippians 2:3-4
“May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus” ~ Romans 15:5
“Finally, all of you, be like-minded and sympathetic, love as brothers, be tender-hearted and humble” ~ 1 Peter 3:8
“Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but enjoy the company of the lowly. Do not be conceited” ~ Romans 12:16
“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart” ~ Hebrews 4:12
“Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”~ Philippians 2:3–4