Your Attitude Your Life
(Proverbs Chapter 15)
“Fear-of-God is a school in skilled living- first you learn humility, then you experience glory.” -Proverbs 15:33
Learning and studying Proverbs will lead us to a happier life. Our perspective on the inside affects our lives on the outside. It’s hard to just choose one Proverb to focus on because most of them can be applied at any given moment in our lives. Throughout each day we can say the right or wrong thing in any situation and those are the moments we learn from. This is a summary from Chapter 15 and what you can learn from it.
We learn if you want to calm a potential argument, speak gently. If we are wise, then wise things will come out of our mouth. Not that we won’t make mistakes but, What is your “attitude” for life like.?
If we are seeking God regularly, and have a healthy fear of accountability, then "just naturally" good things will come from our mouth. God sees everything. Your tongue should be used to help and support others as opposed to putting someone down. Choose to live and be a good example for kids to learn from. Be a leader. If we live a life pleasing to God, it will bring us "spiritual treasures". Living a life for anything other than God always leaves one longing for more. If we work on the “input” the “output” will take care of itself. Remember the purpose of your life is to glorify God in all that you do and He is delighted when we seek Him.
We should have peace in our hearts knowing that God is delighting in us. God loves us too much to leave us alone and when we do stray from His will, we do suffer the consequences. It’s the consequences that draw us back to Him. You can’t fool God with your actions. Accept God’s rules and live by them.! Don’t resent being told right from wrong!
Assuming that we all want to be happy in life, we should continually work on our attitude toward God and toward others. You can’t apply wisdom unless we know what is wise in the first place. Our life as Christian’s requires us to regularly study God’s word and to pray for God’s wisdom in order to have the discernment to make good decisions. When your focus is on “everything will go wrong”, it will. We only get one chance to live out life. It is better to live out being happy than miserable. That may sound obvious, but think how much time we waste being grumpy and worrying about things.If material things cause us to worry or cause us to focus on the stuff more than God, it’s better not to have it in the first place.
Give your problems to God and don’t spread them around to those around you. Hard work for God pays off and gives us a happier life. In order to have a happy life we have to constantly work at it. It’s all about attitude, happiness, and diligence. Keep making the effort to always do the right thing. Better obedience leads to a happier life.
Help the unfortunate and stand clear when God "hits" the proud. Wickedness is to be avoided. Those who are honest in their dealings in life usually enjoy life more. Ponder questions when you have to make decisions in terms of right and wrong. God hears the prayers of the righteous.
If we are cheerful and happy, we are less stressful. If you are willing to put your ego aside and listen to someone you respect tell you when you are doing wrong, if you take their advice, you are wise. When it’s from God it typically gets repeated from more than one source. Learn to walk in humility before God. Care about what you think because what you think has a major effect on what comes out of our mouth.