Received this devotional from Max Lucado this morning. It is a good follow-up to post about negative thinking….or at least I think so!
“It’s easy to forget who is the servant and who is to be served. The tool of distortion is one of Satan’s slyest. When the focus is on yourself, you worry that your co-workers won’t appreciate you or your leaders will overwork you. With time, your agenda becomes more important than God’s. You’re more concerned with presenting self than pleasing Him. You may even find yourself doubting God’s judgment.
Remember Martha criticizing her sister Mary, “Lord don’t you care that my sister has left me alone to do all the work? Tell her to help me” (Luke 10:40). What had Mary chosen? She’d chosen to sit at the feet of Christ. God is more pleased with the quiet attention of a sincere servant than the noisy service of a sour one!
Guard your attitude. If you concern yourself with your neighbor’s talents, you’ll neglect your own. But if you concern yourself with yours, you could inspire both!”