1 Thessalonians 5:15 (New International Version)
Make sure that nobody pays back wrong for wrong, but always strive to do what is good for each other and for everyone else.
In the days before self-operating elevators, there was a lady who was an elevator operator in a large university in Japan. She could think of no more monotonous work than operating an elevator all day long. She was miserable and grumbled every time someone spoke to her.
One day it occurred to her that she could influence young students to a brighter way of seeing life. But to do that she will have to change her own attitude towards life!
The next day she started with a smile on her face. It was extremely difficult for her, but by sheer will power she was determined to cheer up whoever rode in her elevator.
As the years went by, people sought her advice more and more. Many were helped by her bright attitude and her optimistic view of life. She became a "Solver of Problems!".
When she finally died, a few thousand people attended her funeral. She gained her fame because she changed her attitude about life and desired the bright side to life for her and for those with whom she came in contact.
The Bible encourages us to change our mental and spiritual attitude because it dictates our lifestyle.
My attitude determines my actions for good or for bad.
Dear Lord we pray that we would work on having our attitudes to be in line with what you would have for each of us. In Jesus’ name, Amen.