You have an attitude, but is it the right one? Is it an attitude that honors the Father in heaven? Do you need an attitude adjustment? We are quick to detect the attitude in others, especially in those who are ungrateful, arrogant, and self-sufficient. Remember the attitude you had when you were a teenager? Maybe not you, but many teenagers have the attitude that they know everything. That attitude of omniscience carries over into adulthood for some. But we all have an attitude towards certain things like money and possessions and even death. But what is your spiritual attitude?
The apostle Paul voiced his attitude in a fair well speech to the elders at Ephesus. See if you can pick up on Paul’s attitude from what he said.
“And see, now I go bound in the spirit to Jerusalem, not knowing the things that will happen to me there, 23 “except that the Holy Spirit testifies in every city, saying that chains and tribulations await me. 24 “But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.“. Acts 20:22-24
What a great attitude to have concerning God’s will for your life and the mission of the Gospel. In a way, Paul’s attitude reflects that of a 4 year old with his mind set on doing what he wants. Paul had a spiritual stubbornness about him and a dogged determination to stick to the mission of the gospel. Paul’s attitude was a “nothing-can-stop-me” attitude. Paul even had an attitude about himself and the threats against his life.
Let me tell you that Paul didn’t have a death wish, but he did have an attitude towards death. When the threat of death can’t stop you, then you are unstoppable. Spiritually, we need to be unstoppable with the good news of God’s love and salvation. Today, why not join me in asking God to give you a selfless and unstoppable attitude for the life-saving mission of the gospel?