Summary: Bad attitudes are sins of the heart which keeps us away from all of our relationships and also from God .
Bad attitudes are sins of the heart which keeps us away from all of our relationships and also from God .It blocks the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives and leads to many sin and temptations and causes us to hurt other people.
The bad attitudes are displayed outwardly in the form of our words or actions, such a criticalness, rebellion, impatience, self pride, ego, uncooperative, discouragement, independence, presumption, arrogance, self-centeredness, rudeness, groaning,murmuring disrespectful tone of voice, rolled eyes, sarcasm, stomping feet , angry look , hitting the things etc .These are examples of bad attitudes which Christians should reject. We are the representative of God, and our behavior is part of demonstrating our relationship with God. We need to witness Christ and other people by being the imitators of God through our words, attitude, and actions. We have spent a lifetime developing patterns of sinful attitudes by rebelling against God in our thinking and behaviors. With commitment, true repentance & proper discipline we can replace these sinful bad attitudes with Godly behavior.
God has said that he has given each of us a conscious(Holy Spirit) that will guide us to distinguish right from wrong behavior and that we have also been given the "free will" to follow that conscious or ignore it. Since God has given each of us a free will and it is for the most part by our own choice that we give ourselves to these things, subject ourselves to these bad attitudes. If we submit ourselves to our Lord Jesus Christ in every area of our life, we will have the power to control ourselves by the help of the Holy Spirit and can avoid sinful behaviors. As we walk by the Spirit God will give us the strength to break our bad attitudes if we Follow and obey God’s Word. If we have a godly attitude, we will stay away from sin and sinful things. Our behavior is a natural fruit of salvation and is grounded in what Christ has already accomplished for us at Cross.
Philippians 2:5 says your attitude should be the same as that of Jesus Christ”
Ephesians 4:23 tells us that we should be made new in the attitude of our minds.
1 Th. 5:21-22 "But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good; abstain from every form of evil."
God bless you as we walk together in this walk of transformation to be like Christ in the depths of our hearts!