The ONE THING for today

The Prevailing Attitude

  • Proverbs 4:23 (NKJV) Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.

Chances are the state of affairs for your life right now is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.

Oh, occasionally the punctual person will be late, the obese person will eat healthily and the alcoholic will turn down a drink. But for the most part, the reason you are in the state of affairs you’re in right now is because of your prevailing attitude.

What I mean by “prevailing attitude” is not mind over matter. If you’re short the overwhelming odds are you will never win the dunking contest and if you’re tall the overwhelming odds are you will never be able to hide in a crowd. That’s physics and those are the laws of the universe.

However, if you live in a perpetual state of chaos, confusion, and conflict—it’s because you have settled into that kind of mindset. Oh there may be the occasional “good day” but because you’ve committed yourself to living a certain way the output consistently will be chaos, confusion, and conflict—no matter where you are or whom you with.

On the other hand, it you live in a perpetual state of excitement, growth, and optimism—it’s because you have developed that as your prevailing attitude. Your prevailing positive attitude determines the choices you make and the way you handle the occasional “bad day” exceptions.

Here’s the good news: Don’t like the state of affairs for your life right now? You can change it.

The answer is not found in hoping you win the lottery; or that someone will come along and rescue you, or that the people in your life will change; no, the answer lies in you changing.

The answer lies in you stopping the prevailing attitude that you currently hold and fighting back day-by-day with a new way of thinking and looking at life.

The ONE THING for today: Dare to think differently even if your current circumstances are not changing; eventually your prevailing attitude will prevail.

Jesus Christ: “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.” (Matthew 12:35)


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