Saturday, July 20, 2013
We all have our moments when our attitude is not at quite the right altitude. Being around others with a positive, cheerful focus can give us the boost we need. The downfall of our attitude is often our selfish desires. Things aren't going according to how, when, or where we want them to so we get a knot in our tail.
Winston Churchill said, 'Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.' I think attitude has a trickle down effect. Jim Henson said, 'The attitude you have as a parent is what your kids will learn from, more than what you tell them. They don't remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.'
Our attitude follows us wherever we go.. work, school, church, home. If that's not a good thing then we to check it at the door and do a little attitude adjustment.
From intouch.org........'Certain attitudes prevent our receiving the Father’s intended blessings. Notice these obstacles all start with “I”!'
Impatience. We want it now and are unwilling to trust that God is in control.
Insecurity. We feel that if certain things don’t happen, we simply cannot continue.
Identity in the wrong things. We feel good about ourselves only if we are a success by societal standards.
Ignorance of the Word. We decide for ourselves what is right.
Impure motives. Discontent or jealousy causes us to push ahead of God and use manipulation to get our way.
Impulsiveness. Without asking God, we assume every seeming opportunity is a door He has opened.
Ingratitude. Lack of thankfulness for what He’s given skews our perspective.