Your attitude influences your progress

Welcome to our Daily Word for Spiritual Strength. We are still discussing the subject “What are you doing with your talent?”We have talked about the fact that in order to develop your gifts and talents, you need to find where they can be used, and that through our dream we can expand our talents.Another thing influencing the development of our talent is our attitude to life. I would like to say to everyone – your attitude influences your progress.In the parable about the talents, Jesus is talking about a person who buried his talent because his thinking was wrong, and this influenced the action he took.
Then the man who had received the one talent came. Master, he said, I knew that you are a hard man, harvesting where you have not sown and gathering where you have not scattered seed. So I was afraid and went out and hid your talent in the ground. See, here is what belongs to you. (Matt.25:24-25)
The judgements, the beliefs, and the convictions of a person influence his attitude and this attitude has an effect on the progress we make.The man in the parable did not multiply his talent because he had the wrong attitude. This man believed lies rather than the truth. That is the lies which many people believe, which become an obstacle to their progress and development. The lies can go something like, “no one loves me”, then any attempt from people to show love towards you, will be rejected. A person believing in lies from the enemy will not be able to accept blessings, help, and advice from others, as all this would be misinterpreted. A person believing in lies will often be defending himself from others, mistrusting others or blaming others for everything. Instead of taking responsibility for his life, this person will think that others are to blame. This kind of person would distance themselves and shut themselves off from the people who actually can help them. This is way the life of a person can easily become paralysed, with no development or advancement. And all this is due to wrong attitude. When I talk about wrong attitude I mean an attitude which says – “everyone owes me something and I do not owe anything to anyone”. Do we really want to help a person who thinks we owe him something? No! Usually these people have problems with gratitude and would blame others even if they are helping them. Nothing is ever right for these people.We want to help a person who has gratitude. Gratitude is attitude too. A humble person accepts teaching. Every other attitude is pride and vanity. A conceited and arrogant person is not teachable; he wants to teach others, always thinking he knows best. A vain person thinks others do not know anything and he is the one who knows it all, besides he is always right. If you talk to these people they would not want to listen to what you have to say, they are only waiting for the moment to give their opinions. These people would interrupt others, as in their mind only their opinion is the right one. This kind of attitude is arrogant. But we can change and develop ourselves.Please give this a thought, how do you use your talent? God wants us to develop and expand our gifts. If you do not develop your abilities you cannot achieve more. so we have seen that in order to increase your abilities you must use your talents in practise. Have a dream and change your attitude. Build up an attitude which will help you to progress.May God help you!Many blessings to you from God! Pastor Rufus

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