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Good day everyone!
Even though I posted on the blog on Friday, I kinda feel like it’s been a very long time since I posted.
It’s probably because this weekend was such a long one! Feed the homeless by GEMGirl (an NGO I cofounded) had her annual program.
All processes leading to that day were hard! There were many tears and tiredness, but at every point, I remembered that it was too late to stop because God was the one leading.
The program was so amazing that I haven’t been able to describe how it went with words! You only could have been to truly understand what I want to say.
Today’s post isn’t really about our program (come back on Wednesday if you want the full gist.)
Today’s word ATTITUDE is a dynamic one. It can mean many things to many people.
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothes yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and practice. Bear with one another and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Have you ever sat to think about how you’re doing something?
Not that you’re doing it, but How!
This weekend, I must have hurt people in the way I did some things because I felt pressured, and God had to teach me- “Madam, how you do something is actually more important than the fact that you’re doing the thing!”
Let me try to explain better.
When I’m home, I have my own plans and some (more like many) times, my mum disrupts those plans with her own agenda.
So, when she asks me to do something- Like beg me to help her buy a packet of gala for the shop before I go out. (Sigh! Lol).
I most times do it, but not with the right attitude. Love will be missing in my actions, even though I’m doing what she asked me to.
Do you understand now?
That how you do something matters more (to God) than the fact that you’re doing it.
People cannot see your mind and might not be there when you’re grumbling. All they see is that you’ve done what they asked you to do.
They might even be impressed with how good you might have done the work for them. But God weighs the heart!
There was a time I promised to do something for a friend, but while doing it, I kept grumbling and complaining!
She was no where near me, but only saw the finished product and how well I had helped her.
But God had seen me when I was complaining about the task and chastised me on it, so I turned to prayer instead!
I prayed for her and that what she was asking me to do will in one way or the other bless her and everyone connected to her too. (Prayers work o!)
We can claim to ‘at least’ have done some things, but with a sore attitude that doesn’t glorify God!
And that’s the beautiful thing about God. He doesn’t only see the outward appearance like people do.
We can even be smiling to someone when our hearts say something opposite to the person.
God sees it all.
And He’s teaching us today that how we do the things we do is important!
We must do everything with love as believers!
It might not be easy to remember this when you’re all dressed to go to the Island from Ikorodu, and your mum starts doing pity face for you to buy her gala at a far junction from your house, and then bring it back home before you leave.
But God always nudges our hearts at the right time! He reminds us things we need to remember when we’re doing something wrong.
It might not be easy, but smile and be cheerful while helping people.
Don’t complain and complain and defend yourself saying that you’re ‘at least’ doing what you were asked to.
That might be enough with man, but not with God!
From now, let’s guard our actions with love!
When we’re doing something with a sore attitude, we can sit down, relax and then take a chill pill.
Talk to God about how you know you’re doing whatever it is with a bad attitude and that He should help- He always does!
A scripture here, a calm word there, a joke here and He’d reassure you and teach you what to do.
If you forget anything from today’s post- remember this:
The attitude we put into what we’re doing is more important than the fact that we’re doing it.
Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to win their fabour, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lors, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Anyone who does wring will be repaid for his wrong, and there is no favoritism.
We don’t have to be slaves to use this scripture above. We can incorporate it into every area of our lives.
I pray that in all we do, we’d remember to put in the right attitude as unto God and not man!
Thanks for reading.
Make sure you share this with a friend today. No need to be stingy! 🙌😘😂
Have a fantastic week ahead.