Attitude Is Everything

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Jan 9, 2016, 6:08 PM |
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by HJS

Attitude is everything. When you grumble and complain, people may be polite and not say, "Knock it off. You recite the same litany of aches and pains everyday. We're tired of hearing it!" But they would like to. God doesn't much care for the habit, either!

When Israel came out of Egypt, they began to grumble and complain that they didn't have the vegetables they had in Egypt. So God, in His mercy, gave them manna, which came special-delivery from heaven.

God asked, "How long will this wicked community grumble against me?" (Numbers 14:27). It wasn't just the food. They grumbled against Moses' leadership, the hardships, and everything that happened.

In His ministry, Jesus rebuked both the Pharisees and His disciples for grumbling and complaining, using the same words that Paul used when he said, "Do everything without complaining and arguing" (Philippians 2:14).

Negative attitudes are contagious, debilitating, and sinful. But they can be broken. The answer isn't simply saying, "There are lots of people worse off than I." It is about redirecting your focus and concentrating on the positive.

Attitude is everything! It can be bright and cheerful regardless of your landscape, your health, or your circumstances. Yes, there are times when we feel less than jubilant and joyful, yet we can focus on the nature and character of the Almighty who has abundantly blessed us. As Jeremiah wrote, "Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness" (Lamentations 3:22-23). Do an attitude check today.

 

Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail, They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.   Lamentations 3:22-23