Does Your Attitude Need an Adjustment?


I have heard many times that attitude is little thing that makes a big difference, and I firmly believe this. Charles Swindoll put it best when he said, “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude to life and people. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think, 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 every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our 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.”

According to Romans 12:16 (ESV), we must live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. This is a perfect example from the Word that gives us advice about our attitudes and how we should live. When you have a positive attitude, it is pleasing in God’s sight because you are kind, loving, full of grace and mercy, and you are obedient to God. However, if your attitude is negative, you will act the opposite of all the traits mentioned of one who has a positive attitude. No one wants to be in the company of someone with a negative attitude because nothing good will come out of it. However, being in the company of someone with a positive attitude can bring about peace, joy, happiness, and love.

Further, according to a growing amount of studies, maintaining an optimistic mindset can help your physical health. Then consider this question: Does your attitude need an adjustment? What we, as Christians, have to do is pray for our sisters and brothers who do not see the good in life, in hopes that their attitudes and physical health will improve for the better. Always abound in the faith, and never leave home without Him!