This week I am reading about attitudes and how they affect our lives for good or bad. its is so very important for us to maintain a good attitude despite the circumstances and situations we face everyday.
Excellence in Attitude by Robb Thomson
"Do you want to push beyond mediocrity and attain excellence in every area of your life? If you do you must take inventory of the way you think.If you rule your mind, you will rule your life".
Proverbs 16:32 says, a person who can rule his own spirit is greater than he who can take a city.
Attitude is everything in the area of excellence. For too long we have bypassed poor attitudes and put it down to that's the way I am instead of dealing with it. Very often we take this stand because we don't want to take the time to deal with our bad attitudes. When you rule your attitudes, you rule your own heart, opening the way for God to work in your life.
The problem is that we want to fit in with the crowd, we want to be popular, but there comes a time when you will have to deal with the fact that we are no longer popular. We would rather allow things in our lives because we are afraid to go against the flow, afraid of being different. We have been called to be like Jesus not a cheap carbon copy of someone else.
A person of excellence believes that his attitude will determine how far he will go in life and so continually corrects himself when he realizes that he has done or said something wrong. He does not wait to be corrected by anyone, or allow himself to become complacent and think I can get away with this. When you are pursuing an excellent attitude you don't look at what other people are doing and says its okay I can do it too.
As we go after excellence the quality of our life will improve. Because we are to reaching for God's highest, we will strive to be everything He has called us to be.
" Your attitude whether good or bad will affect every individual you come into contact with"
When you have an excellent attitude you are always looking to help someone, not looking for what you can get out of the situation. If you are always looking for what you can get out of the relationship it will become stagnated and die. With an excellent attitude you will have a lasting positive effect on the individual.
A person with an excellent attitude is willing to change some things in their life so that they can be of benefit others. They don't say that's the way I am, you will have to live with that, take it or leave it. You must want the real thing, you don't want to pretend like you have it all together when It is not so.
James 3:17 says that the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits without partiality and without hypocrisy..
A person with a good attitude is never a hypocrite, displaying a good attitude in front of people and criticizing them behind their backs. Nothing like the present moment to make the decision to become a person with an excellent attitude by dealing with the poor attitudes as you recognize them.
"I may not be able to change my world around me,
but I can change the world within me"
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The Word of God is living and active. If you confess the Word of God over your heart and life, it will not return void. We encourage you to meditate on these confessions.
And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people. (Isaiah 51:16)
The Lord has put His words in my mouth therefore I shall be his mouthpiece, and because He covers me I shall not be afraid to speak.
- A Christian who loves to write about christian living, natural health and self improvement. I pray daily that the love and grace of God will be poured out through my life to others. I remind myself daily that whether or not I have "witnessed" I am still a witness in everything I do.