Like a Rock | Attitude

Character is like a rock.
If it's good character, it is the foundation upon which an incredible life is built.
If it is bad, it is like a boulder, an obstacle, that trips up and sinks a meaningful life.
Every person's character is developing or deteriorating. Only through intentionally pursuing good character can a person move towards the life they were meant to live.

The capacity to choose how we feel is one of the things that makes us truly human. We don’t have to act on instinct. We can chose to be upbeat and optimistic, regardless of the circumstances, and completely changes the trajectory of a day and a life.

Message Notes

"You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had."
Philippians 2:5 (NLT)

Your attitude reveals the real you.

 “For as a man thinks in his heart, so is he…”
Proverbs 23:7

Your attitude determines the success or failure of every relationship in your life.

Your attitude is always your choice.

"You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had."
Philippians 2:5 (NLT)

When I believe God always has a purpose, I can re-script my circumstances.  

"I want you brothers and sisters to know that what has happened to me has helped to spread the Good News. All the palace guards and everyone else knows that I am in prison because I am a believer in Christ...most of the believers have become more bold in Christ and are not afraid to speak the word of God."
Philippians 1:12-14 (NCV)

Complaining and arguing are not compatible with a positive, Christ-like life.

"Do everything without complaining or arguing."
Philippians 2:14 (NCV)

I am responsible for and capable of regulating my thoughts.

"Do not worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks...Brothers and sisters, think about the things that are good and worthy of praise. Think about the things that are true and honorable and right and pure and beautiful and respected."
Philippians 4:6-8