As a parent, maybe one of the reasons why our children’s attitudes are so annoying and frustrating to us is because they are actually showing is our own attitudes in a revealing way. It is difficult to be told the truth, especially by people who we believe have not experienced life enough to exhibit certain behaviors. However I am definitely learning that your attitude is literally everything. It can deepen or destroy your day. While I would admit that there are several external factors that can impact and affect your attitude, at the end of the day there is only one person who is fully responsible and in control of your attitude–YOU! Maybe thats why the bible encourages us to plug into the mind of Christ.
One of the most difficult things I have noticed however is when your attitude is impacted by people who are not invested in you as a person. I have been guilty of my attitude negatively being impacted by people, places, and things that are not sold out to my personal well being. I know for a fact that I am not the only one who has allowed people who don’t fully know us rob and steal our joy and happiness.
Instead of allowing your attitude to be impacted negatively by people, allow your attitude to be fueled by the Spirit so that when someone attempts to change what you have spent time working on-your attitude is so packed with joy and goodness that negativity does not have space to get in! Your attitude is everything! We all go through situations that can affect our mind. Things that we could not have planned for and situations that have serious impact on our lives. However why spend time worrying about things that you have absolutely no control over. You can control your attitude and if your attitude has a proper perspective then even if the situation doesn’t change your outlook on it does.
This isn’t easy!!! Most of us anticipate things going wrong and spend more time sitting in and worrying about what is wrong than we do filling our minds with goodness and gladness so that negativity has no space to get in. I challenge you in this new week…change you attitude…its EVERYTHING!!!