The Value of a Good Attitude
We are all human beings but not all human beings present an attitude full of hope, gratitude, helpfulness, joy and determination wrapped in the love of God. When I am around this kind of person, my life improves; I gain, I find that I have more hope, gratitude, helpfulness, joy and determination wrapped in the love of God.
There is a principle at work here for both good and evil; the attitudes, habits, beliefs and behaviors of others can influence the same in others. The Apostle Paul writes in “Do not be deceived: Evil company corrupts good habits” (1 Corinthians 15:33). He also writes throughout his letters how the faith, prayers, comfort and care of others strengthened and encouraged him.
Paul surrounded himself with other disciples while ‘spending time’ with those outside Christ for the purpose of brining the Gospel to them. Paul needed people in his life with a good attitude. I think the Apostle Paul had an amazing attitude toward life, he demonstrated ‘Christian’ attitude, the ‘Christ attitude’
I want my attitude to be that of Christ also, full of faith, knowing my purpose, keeping my perspective clear and being the kind of human being that rubs off in the right ways, the Christ-like ways. I conclude this post with a strong admonition that you too, would be challenged to do the same. Enjoy this quote from Charles Swindoll;
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude is more important than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. It will make or break a company…a church…a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we embrace for that day. We cannot change our past…we cannot change the fact that people act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one thing we have, and that is attitude…I am convinced that life is 10% of what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you…we are in charge of our ATTITUDES.”