A Winning Attitude

Did you know that your attitude will determine your destiny?  Your attitude reflects what is in your heart and what comes out of your mouth.  If you believe that you are more than a conqueror, your speech will be positive and, therefore, your actions will confirm what you believe and you will do whatever it takes to succeed.  Your attitude will push you towards your goal.  If you have a defeated attitude, your speech will also confirm that you don’t believe that you can win or that you can do something.  Your attitude makes the difference and controls your thoughts and your actions.

No one is living a perfect life free of challenges but the person with a winning attitude will see challenges as hurdles that they must jump over.  A person with a defeated attitude will see challenges as a wall that has been put in their way to stop them from achieving their goal, but the Bible tells us that when we are weak, God is strong.  Challenges are just opportunities to recognize that you cannot do this alone.  Your human abilities are limited but your heavenly Father is not limited and He will enable you to jump over your hurdles so that you continue to run your race.  The good thing about attitude is it is changeable.  You chose whether to live with a winning attitude or with a defeated attitude.

There is a biblical story about Joshua and Caleb who were sent by Moses along with ten other men to spy out the Promise Land.  Ten men came back with a defeated attitude but Joshua and Caleb came back with a winning attitude.  Joshua and Caleb believed something that the other ten men did not.  They believed that their God would enable them to be victorious over their enemies – after all He had promised  them a land flowing with milk and honey and if God said it, it is true.  The ten other men were able to convince the Israelites that they could not overcome and should not even try and because of this God did not allow that generation to enter Canaan.  That is how important our belief system is.  It will cause you to receive what God has for you, or it will prevent you from receiving what God has for you.  A defeated attitude says ‘I don’t trust God’ and you must remember that without faith it is impossible to please God.

Take the time to do a self inventory of what you believe and what you are thinking and if you need to make any changes, do so – your life depends upon it and if you believe it, you will achieve it!