Driving down the road the other day, I was struggling. I was having one of those days where I had an attitude problem. My attitude was mixed with frustration and annoyance. There was not anything that made me upset or caused me to have a bad attitude, I just woke up that way. Have you ever had one of those days? I think we all have been there. Recently, I‘ve had several of those days in a row. My attitude stunk and I was not sure what was making me so frustrated.
Then it dawned on me: I was struggling with my attitude towards myself. I started tracing the patterns of my thoughts and realized that they were all wrapped up in my faults. My attitude was negative because I was judging myself. I did not like the way I was not comprehending things I was trying to learn, I did not like that I was struggling with acne and felt ugly, and the list goes on. When it comes to our identity and the way we think about ourselves, we need to check our attitudes. Your attitude affects your identity. The way that you think about yourself is so powerful. It is important that you keep your attitude in check.
Philippians 2:5 "Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus"
We need to set our thoughts on the things of Christ. Our thoughts shape our attitude and our attitude helps to shape our identity. So, it is vital that if we want to have a positive self-image and view of who God made us, we need to be in the word. We need to be grounded in truth and think like Christ. When we have Jesus in our life, we are given a new identity. The things from the past are gone and we are a new self.
Colossians 3:10 “And have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.”
Girls, let's reign in our bad attitudes and not let it affect how we view ourselves. The truth is we are all beautiful! We are gorgeous daughters of God and we need to know that we are deeply loved. I challenge you if you are struggling with this to write down all the good qualities about yourself. Then after that look up scripture that reminds you of the truth of whose you are! Take the challenge and know you are beautiful!
Written By: Rebeccah