As Christians, we’re always endeavoring to come up higher in our walk with the Lord, to another level of faith, growing and developing in the things of God.
But, sometimes, it seems we’ve reached a plateau, a stand still. What’s the problem? It could be any number of things, but my solution is to look for the simple answer first. [It’s like working on an appliance – check the plug first! Who woulda thought!]
Much of the time, the problem is as simple as an attitude change – a check-up from the neck up! Our attitude determines our altitude – just how far we’ll go with God. This is one thing we can definitely change. We have control over our attitude. It’s a choice. I call it a “course correction.”
,Just like the course of a huge ship is changed by the rudder, we can change our course by changing our rudder – our attitude. We do this by our words.
Your circumstances don’t have to dictate your attitude. You don’t have to be grumpy. You can be cheerful in spite of the circumstances. You’re in control, and it’s all done by words – your words!
It’s a decision – your decision to have a good attitude. Once you do that, even though the circumstances haven’t changed yet, you’ll feel a lot better and be able to hear from the Lord about what to do next.
A good attitude makes all the difference!
Philippians 4:8-9 (KJV) 8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.