The Bible Cure for Bad Attitudes
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Moody Christians...Make Someone Happy

We all know people in our lives who are just plain "moody"constantly.
It's almost always inevitable that they will attempt to bring us down. You
don't want to even ask them, "How are you?" because you know the answer
will depress you. There is a biblical solution for the one who has no joy. The
answer to their problem is Jesus.

1John 1:3  
That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that
ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the
Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.
1John 1:4  And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.

John 16:24  Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye
shall receive, that your joy may be full.

For the "moody" Christian, the answer to their
troubles is the Lord Jesus!

How does one have joy? By having a right relationship with the King of Kings.
In every circumstance, we are to hope in God. Throughout every day we are
to walk in Him. We are to repent of our sins. We are to spend time in prayer--
knowing that God is able to meet our needs and trusting Him to do so.

We are to spend time in His Word, knowing that He will speak to our hearts as
we read the Bible. If you lack peace, seek the Lord who will quiet your storms.
If you are depressed, seek the Lord who is the One who will lift you up. Do
not wake up with a bad attitude and dump your misery on someone else.

Eph 4:32  
And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one
another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

Christians should not walk around in gloom. We walk in Heavenly places in
Christ Jesus and we have peace with God through Him. When life gets you
down, LOOK UP-- ask the Lord to lift you up out of your circumstance. He
most certainly will. Be a blessing to others. Ask the Lord to enable you.  
Repent of the bad attitude of your heart.

A bad attitude is a "heart condition".

When one is right with God, when their heart is right, they become a blessing
to all around them. Someone once said, "Happiness is a state of mind..." I
would go a step further and say that joy is a state of the heart.  It flows from
the heart and touches every person that comes in contact with it-- for Jesus
dwells within.

Psalm 42:6
O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I
remember thee
from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the
hill Mizar.

A bad attitude reflects the condition of one's heart. A lousy attitude displeases
God and hurts others exposed to it. Those who live in constant state of
complaining and a lousy disposition must repent-- which means to turn from
their sin. Yes, a bad attitude is a sin! It is Selfishness-- not to think about
making someone else happy.

Many have chosen a bad attitude because it gets people's attention. They being
starved for attention as children grew up learning that a bad attitude could get
themselves noticed.  "Oh John, what's wrong? ... Are you okay?"

People carry their bad attitude as a way of life-- they know no other way. Yet
it is a "Me" selfish attitude that grabs the attention by making others
uncomfortable. Those in Christ Jesus must cast off the works of darkness.

The attitude of pride, rebellion, discontentment has no place in the Christian's
life. Some have prayed, "Lord, I give you my bad attitude" only to pick it right
back up again once the prayer is over. James 1:6-7  
But let him ask in faith,
nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven
with the wind and tossed.  For let not that man think that he shall receive
any thing of the Lord.
Those who refuse to allow God to change their
attitude do not love the Lord, nor the people around them.

Luke 6:45  
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth
forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his
heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart
his mouth speaketh.

Proverb 16:24 Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul,
and health to the bones.

There are Christian families who cannot even get along with each other but the
Bible says that those who love God are also to love one another.

Proverb 11:29  
He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and
the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

Proverb 16:27 An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as
a burning fire.

A Bad attitude or one of indifference hurts those around it. Most who have a
bad attitude are mostly unhappy with themselves. Rather than learning from
their mistakes and having a teachable spirit, they have grown accustomed to
sulking and giving off a lousy attitude. Rather than saying, "I am going to be a
blessing to someone else...with the Lord's help, I will walk in joy...",
they would rather be miserable for that is what they are comfortable with.

Prov 16:7  
When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh even his
enemies to be at peace with him.

There are many excuses of why people are just in bad moods:

"I have a lot on my mind..."

Phil 2:5  Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

2Tim 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and
of love, and of a sound mind.

"I have troubles at work..."

Psalm 25:17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O bring thou me out
of my distresses.

Psalm 34:17 The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth
them out of all their troubles.

" I am just having a bad day..."

1Peter  5:7  Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Psalm 23:6  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my
life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

Psalm 90:12  So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our
hearts unto wisdom.

Eph 5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

"You don't know what I have been through..."

Phil 3:13  Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one
thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth
unto those things which are before,

Heb 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who
for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the
shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.

For those of you who are "moody", your bad attitude affects everyone else
you talk to. If you are born again, if you know Jesus as personal Lord and
Savior, then how could you ever be an affective witness with your lousy
dispositon? The joy of the LORD should be your strength. (Neh 8:10)

Where is the joy of the Lord in your life? Holding on to a bad attitude is not
only irritating to those who come in contact with you but it grieves the Holy

Gal 5:22-23  
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is
no law.

A lousy attitude is also a HUGE stumbling block for the unsaved. Here you
are supposed to be the "salt of the earth" yet the people that know you don't
even want to be near you. How will they see Jesus in you if you are depressing
to be around?

Rom 14:13  
Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge
this rather,
that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in
his brother's way.

Matt 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your
good works
, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

1Thess 5:5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day:
we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

Repent today. Ask the Lord to give you joy. Jesus is the joy of our salvation.
Ask the Lord to change you for He is the only one who can. Give all things
over to Him;
He will help you. Attitude problems must be given over to the

1John 1:9  
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our
sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

The Lord Jesus said in John 10:10, "The thief cometh not, but for to steal,
and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that
they might have it more abundantly."

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