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"Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus......."  Philippians 2:5

Not a year goes by that I haven’t thought many times about what the scripture above and Chuck Swindoll’s words below have to say about the significance of my attitude. And I try to share them both with you yearly, because I truly believe that in them is wisdom vital to our health.

The word “attitude” is very interesting and has an intriguing number of definitions associated with it. Among the meanings important to the Christian is the understanding that our attitudes are states of mind or feelings that we choose. Our attitude is the disposition which we share with those around us; not only in our homes and places of work, but virtually everywhere we experience life.

Our attitudes greatly impact not only how well we fair in this world, but speak volumes to those around us as to who we really are as Jesus’ ambassadors. I think the Christmas and New Year holidays are a great time to take stock in the attitudes we plan on carrying into 2018. I’m taking stock in mine. How about you?

 

“ATTITUDE”

By Charles Swindoll

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.” 

“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 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 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.”

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