Tuesday, March 6, 2012

"A" is for ATTITUDE

Our ATTITUDE will always determine our altitude.  What do I mean by that?  Let's first look at the meaning of the word before I launch into my premise.

Attitude, according to the American Heritage Dictionary, is this:  "a position of the body or manner of carrying oneself, indicative of a mood or condition; a state of mind or feeling with regard to some matter; disposition."

The key words here are "position, mood, and feeling."  "State of mind" sums it up perfectly.

In other words, what we think really matters!  My husband always says, "Whether we think we can, or think we can't, we're right."  Do we believe that we are made in God's image, and that our dreams are attainable?  Do we believe it even when we're having a bad day and the odds seem to be against us?  Do our minds soar with possibility and expectation, or are we defeated before we even get started?

Joyce Meyer said this just yesterday on Facebook, "Keep a good attitude no matter what is going on in your life" (Col. 3:2).  

If our attitudes are right,  nothing will faze us...meaning, nothing will "disrupt our composure," and might I add - focus!  Even if the whole world seems to be falling apart all around us, if our attitude is right, we, personally, will still be moving forward! 

Yes, ATTITUDE is everything.  With it we'll fly high with a happy heart, causing others to want to be like us or with us; or with it we'll wallow in self-pity, blame, and judgment of others, causing others to want to keep their distance..  The choice is ours to make. 

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