A Different Attitude

It’s easy to have a negative attitude in today’s world because there are so many things that an individual has to deal with on a day to day basis – home, work, finances and relationships just to name a few; but believers must keep in mind that we are not to see things the way non-believers see things.  We are to live by faith, believing that everything will work together for our good no matter what the circumstances look like.

There is a story in the Bible about Caleb and Joshua.  They were two of the 12 spies that Moses sent into their promise land to come back with a report about the inhabitants and the land itself.   Ten spies came back with a report that the land was fruitful but the inhabitants were giants and they would not be able to conquer them.  Caleb, the older, and Joshua remembered the promises of God and reported that yes there were giants in the land, but they would be able to conquer them.  God noticed the attitude of these 2 men and even spoke of Caleb as having ‘a different spirit.’  Caleb had lived a long time and he knew that God keeps His promises.  God had led them to their promise land and He would enable them to enter it.

One thing we can learn from that story is that our attitude will dictate whether we experience victory or defeat.  If we have a negative attitude, everything will look negative and it will rob us of what God intends for us to have.  Secondly, we should not be afraid of the giants in our lives.  Expect the giants, after all, the children of Israel arrived at the place that God had promised to them but in order to possess it, they would have to fight.

We must learn to fight the giants in our lives and we can do so beause of Almighty God on our side.  Our ability to enter the land God has promised us is based on the position we take relative to the power of God.  If we believe that if God said it, then it will happen, we must do whatever it takes to possess our promise.  Satan wants you to believe that you will never win; that you will never achieve much but that is 100% not true.  You are more than a conqueror and if God be for you, who can be against you?  God will notice your faith or lack thereof.  If you are fighting your giants with a negative attitude you will lose.  If you are fighting your giants with faith, this attitude is what will give you the victory because you will stand out in a crowd just like Caleb and Joshua.

If God has made you a promise, don’t you think it’s worth fighting for?