Right Attitude

Attitude is a choice.  You choose your own.  No one else can do it for you.

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Psalm 95:6 – O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the LORD our maker.

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Attitude determines altitude.  That is a well-used, and rightly used leadership adage.  We can see its application very clearly in airplane flight.  The attitude of a plane has to do with the elevation of either the nose or tail of the airplane.  If the nose is elevated above the tail, having a positive attitude, and the speed and thrust are sufficient, the plane will gain altitude.  If the tail of the plane is elevated above its nose, holding a negative attitude, the plane will lose altitude, regardless of speed and thrust.  In essence, attitude determines altitude.

Today I write to you about your attitude in your relationship with the Lord.  If your relationship to the Lord is one of honoring Him looking up to Him, bowing yourself before Him, your altitude will rise.  If your relationship to the Lord is one of arrogance, pride, or rebellion, that is to think of yourself as higher than Him, your altitude will descend. 

Always remember that your attitude is your own personal choice.  Some might think it can be imposed upon you, but that is not so.  If that were the case, then all the people who face the same set of circum-stances would all have the same attitude.  But we know from history and case studies that this is not the case.  From the same set of circumstances, such as the concentration camps of World War II in which more than six million Jews were killed, those who were released at the war’s end demonstrated marked differences in attitude.  Some came out broken, some bitter, some who would never escape the terrors their minds and bodies endured.  Yet others came out to great successes in their lives; success in law, art, education, music, writing, and even ministry.  What could cause such a variation of outcomes.  It was the choice of each individual who faced the same circumstances. 

I don’t know what you have faced, are facing, or will face.  But whatever that may be, the decision of the attitude you will carry forth into, through, and out what you face of belongs to you.  Of all that I have read, studied, observed, and carried in my own life, I can assure you that there is one attitude that can bring you to victory, regardless of what you face.  It is one of humility before your Creator God.  A worshipful attitude is absolutely necessary for consistent victory.  When one’s attitude toward Jehovah God is always one of worship, one of bowing to His authority, Word, way, and will, one can be assured of victory.  When one’s attitude is bowing before the Lord, He makes Himself responsible for that person, and will ALWAYS exalt him/her in due season/time.  It’s your choice.  Choose well!

Manna for Today – Psalm 95; Hebrews 13:15; Psalm 100; Psalm 150; Ecclesiastes 10:17; Galatians 6:9; 1 Peter 5:6

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