Lately, God’s been dealing with me about having a negative attitude about things, sometimes without even knowing it. Not that I’m angry or upset. I know that getting a good education is a necessity. I guess I just have this mindset that I want my kids to stay with ME just a little while longer because I love ‘em so much!

We all get comfortable in our daily routines and we don’t like it when something comes along and shakes things up. But sooner or later things are sure to change. We shouldn’t be thrown off balance, but instead learn to HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE and roll with the punches. There’s always a bright side to every situation. It’s there, you just may not recognize it at first.

Many times in my life, it seemed that something happened out-of-the-blue and interrupted MY big plans. Sometimes it’s hard for us to imagine how a painful experience could possibly turn out to be FOR OUR OWN GOOD. We don’t understand why that person left us, why the job dried up or why the big deal fell through. But sometimes God has to maneuver circumstances and jockey people around to bring us to HIS expected end. Remember, it’s always for more, and never for less.

Next time an unexpected change catches you by surprise, stop look around and realize GOD MUST BE WORKING ON SOMETHING MARVELOUS FOR ME! And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28 (KJV)

When the Apostle Paul was beaten and thrown into prison, it didn’t really seem like the best time to sing and rejoice about the goodness of God. He said in Philippians 4:4 “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice.”  PAUL PASSED THE ATTITUDE TEST, and reacted in a way that pleased God. He had no way of knowing that God would set all the prisoners free, and that the jailer would start the first Church of Philippi.

Jesus KNEW why He had come to Earth. He could see that He only had a few years to live. Still, He had such a GREAT ATTITUDE, submitting Himself to His Father’s will and just going about loving people and DOING GOOD. He enjoyed his life and made the most of the time that God had given Him. And so should we.

“Let this same attitude and purpose and [humble] mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus: [Let Him be your example in humility.]” Philippians 2:5 (AMP)

 

I call you blessed!

Pastor David

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