Brethren, Attitude, to me, is more important than facts, than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. Attitude is more important than appearance, or skill. Attitude can make or break a business … a church …a relationship… a home. The good thing is we can choose our attitude every day. Armed with a good attitude we can change any situation. I know one thing that is true life is 10% what happens to us, and 90% how we react to it.
So, remember … we are in charge of our Attitudes. Proverbs 16:24 “Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”
One day walking around a saw a T-shirt written a sentence ‘I am not 80 years old. I am sweet 16 with 64 years of experience.’ That’s what a call ATTITUDE. Remember
Our attitude is the most important thing that determines how we react to events and situations in our life and also it helps us to determine how those around us see us. In the above T-shirt story, the 80-year-old man reacted to his age in a positive way instead of something that he just has to get through and die. So, if it where you how would you react to this age issue? So how do you view events in your life good or bad? Ephesians 4:23 “Let the Spirit change your way of thinking.
Never forget that, our attitude is a powerful tool which makes a huge difference in how we overcome our tough times, the unwanted and unexpected change in our lives. What we think, what we do, and what we feel all make up our attitude.it is our attitude that determines how successful we will be in dealing with situations, with change. Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.
Brethren here are a few things to kick start your attitude moving in the right direction:
Look for the positive in any situation good or bad. Remember in every person, in every situation, there is something good. We only have to look for it. When faced with a difficult situation, think to yourself, “What is good about this?” Mark 2:8 “Immediately Jesus knew in his spirit that this was what they were thinking in their hearts, and he said to them, “Why are you thinking these things?”
Stay away from people who focus on the negative. When you are talking, and you find yourself caught in a negative talk and there is nothing you can do to change these talk then excuse yourself. If the media (TV, Radio) is negative, turn it off. When possible, surround yourself with positive people your overall approach to things and your attitude will become more positive. Proverbs 17:22 “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”
Change how you think, act, or feel. And automatically how we feel will eventually fall into line. Our facial expressions, our posturing, and our hand and arm gestures should match our words and actions of how we feel. Be grateful for what you have and count your blessings. When you live with an attitude of gratitude, your entire attitude towards life changes
Make someone else feel good. Let others know you appreciate them. When you make others feel good you cannot help but to feel good yourself. As the saying goes, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Proverbs 11:25 “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.””
Remember, when it comes to our attitude, we are in charge and we have a choice. We can choose to be negative or we can choose to be positive. Between the two, I’d rather be positive because positive thoughts = positive feelings = feeling that you can do, can deal with whatever we are facing. This week let’s all approach each day with the attitude that we can deal with anything that comes our way and we will do so with a smile on our faces!