The impact of attitude in our lives, our world, and our faith is huge! If affects everything and everyone around us. And yet we really don’t focus enough on our attitude every day like we should. What if we got up every morning and thanked God for being blessed with another day instead of dreading something we might not want to do that day.
Our attitude is a choice made by us. It can either be good and productive or bad and counter productive. Wrong attitudes contaminate our hearts and corrupt our faith!
Look to God’s Word for Encouragement!
If you serve Christ with this attitude, you will please God. And other people will approve of you, too. ~Romans 14:18 (New Living Translation).
And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. ~Philippians 4:8 (New Living Translation).
A question we must ask ourselves is do we have the type of attitude needed to grow closer to God?
- An attitude of thankfulness
- An attitude of gratitude
- An attitude of compassion
- An attitude of service
I love this poem. It just reiterates that there is only one way to change the world and that is by first, changing ourselves. It all starts with our attitude!
When I was a young, I wanted to change the world. I found it was difficult to change the world, so I tried to change my nation. When I found I couldn’t change the nation, I began to focus on my town. I couldn’t change the town and as an older man, I tried to change my family. Now, as an old man, I realize the only thing I can change is myself, and suddenly I realize that if long ago I had changed myself, I could have made an impact on my family. My family and I could have made an impact on our town. Their impact could have changed the nation and I could indeed have changed the world. ~author unknown