Grace Moments Devotions - July 13, 2016

July 13

Your Attitude Matters

If I’ve messed up and somebody’s going to try to straighten me out, it sure helps if that person comes in humility. Because, immature as I still am, if I feel that somebody is talking down to me, I’ll push back and do the opposite, just to demonstrate that you can’t push me around.

When you see someone whose life is spiraling downward and summon up your nerve to get involved, attitude is everything. Perhaps you’re so aware of your own failings that you would feel like a hypocrite getting into someone else’s business, or fear that you will be rejected. Love them enough to risk their rejection. Speak with a repentant heart and a soft voice.

James reminds us, “Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom” (James 3:13). That humble wisdom doesn’t come easily. If you have it, it’s because you’ve learned some of your life lessons the hard way.

Your words may be just that much more believable if you’ve fallen and been helped back to your feet, if you have benefited from someone else’s spiritual help.

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