I will admit that lately we have been struggling with bad attitudes in our home, mine and the children's. I have been praying about it, reading the Word and my children have been writing scripture verses, but it isn't improving as much as I would like. Now don't get me wrong, it isn't that every word out of our mouths is hateful and we aren't at each other's throats constantly but our attitudes are poor and our speech is not always kind. I want us to be looking for ways to do good to others and that our speech would be edifying - so far that isn't happening.
Also, I have really been convicted lately that I am not joyful as the Bible says I am to be. God is working on me in that area because I tend to let my circumstances and other people's attitudes effect my own instead of consistently being joyful, as God says I should be. I am working on it, really I am but it doesn't change overnight. Not for me anyway. I will continue to pray, to read His word and to memorize scriptures that pertain to this area. I will try very hard to think before I react and to remember how God would have me to be.
Do you struggle in these areas? Surely I am not alone in this. How do you handle poor attitudes or speech in your home - either with yourself or your children? I would love to hear your ideas and suggestions.
Blessings to each of you,