Isaiah 43:2, When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
I’ve been teaching a series at Cottonwood Creek entitled, “The Heart Of Jesus!” Sunday, I said the heart of Jesus was that His followers would be fishers of men. In other words, every day we want to live our lives in such a way that we draw others to Christ. The first step to drawing others to Christ is a positive attitude.
It’s been said, “A bad attitude is like a flat tire, if you don’t change it you’ll never go anywhere.” With a bad attitude, our faith will never go anywhere or impact others for Christ. This week, I want to give you five thoughts that will help you turn your bad attitude into a good one. The fourth key to improving your attitude is to expect the best out of every situation instead of the worst. How often do you focus on the potential bad outcome in your life or action, rather than the good? Too often when we head into our day or make a decision, we focus on what could go wrong instead of what could go right. Focusing on what could go wrong, is one of the surest ways to destroy your attitude. Stay positive and remember if you want to see the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain, and if you hear the thunder, it means you survived the lightning. Expect the best out of every situation today, and if it happens to rain, stay positive the rainbow is on its way.
Think about it and have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D