Twice in the last week, in two very different settings, in two different places in the country, I've been in a group setting where someone shared Charles Swindoll's wise words about attitude. Trusting that there is no such thing as coincidence, I found them a stirring challenge and worthy of sharing.
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you... we are in charge of our Attitudes.”
I'm grateful for all of the ways I see Jesus Christ in your hopeful spirits, courage under stress, optimism against the odds, and enthusiastic trust in our Lord.