Friday, October 26, 2007

Attitude Check

I have been asking the Lord to help me with my attitude. I have been praying that I would see others the way that He sees them, and that I would respond the way that He would in situations that arise in my life. This is not always easy, but I have found that the more that I seek Him and ask Him for help in this area, the more of a change that I am seeing in my life. I have recently been tested in this area, and I am happy to say that Jesus did help me to respond in a way that I believe that He would - and then I continued to ask Him for help in that situation. I know that He is still working on my heart, but it is good to see that He has been changing me, and that I am embracing His change.
I wanted to share the following with you. I feel that it was some good truth in it.
By Charles Swindoll

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important that the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearances, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company…a church…a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change out past…we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude…I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it. And so it is with you…we are in charge of our ATTITUDES.”

1 comment:

Ornery's Wife said...

Thanks for visiting Miller Manor today. This post is right along the lines of a post I am working on right now about Joy. I may "borrow" your Swindoll quote for my post.

I hope you come back to visit again!