When the soil is favourable to a plant, no matter how little it is, it will grow into a bigger one. Surprisingly, this also happens to our attitude. Whenever there is a conducive atmosphere for any bad attitude it will grow into a bigger one. As growth is gradual, a bad attitude also grows from a little stage into maturity, through nurturing until it becomes a bigger one. Bad attitude in one’s life can be likened to a pet one nurtures with much attention and care. When the pet has grown into maturity, it possesses the strength and power to survive on its own. Moreover, it gives birth to other pets.
Similarly, any bad attitude that is not dealt with will eventually grow giving birth to many other ones. Let’s look into the life of Judas Iscariot, he was one of the twelve chosen by the Lord. He must have healed the sick and cast out demons. The Lord chose him to change him into a useful vessel, but Judas did not deal with the covetousness and greediness in him until they grew and finally destroyed him. Judas Iscariot had been stealing from the collective money bag. If only he had dealt with this weakness in his life he might not have fallen to Satan for thirty pieces of silver. The devil saw this weakness in him and worked with it. He put the thought of getting thirty pieces of silver in his heart even if it means betraying the Lord. This is because that root of greediness in him had not been uprooted. As Judas was in charge of the money, the devil saw this as an opportunity for him to put the thought of getting more money in his heart, at least he will be able to get more, better than the ones he steals from the collective money bag.
Satan used Judas Iscariot’s uncontrollable love for money to set a trap for him and this eventually destroyed him.
Sometimes we find ourselves with one bad attitude or another, which the devil may be willing to use as a trap. The Bible says, be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 1Peter 5:8 In the mighty name of Jesus we will not fall into his trap. He’s always looking for ways to trap the children of God. One of the many ways he uses is attitude. Once he succeeds in this, he’s set to destroy the victim.
This is why it is very important for us to submit ourselves to our God completely and cry out to Him to take away every weakness that the devil may want to work with in our lives, be it greediness, anger, wrath, pride, malice, adultery, and fornication, etc. May the Lord in His infinite mercy help us to overcome all our weaknesses in Jesus’ name.