Psalm 51:10. Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.
Do you ever wake up in the morning and know before your feet even hit the floor that your attitude is terrible? It may be your attitude about work, or the day ahead, or your spouse, or maybe it is your attitude about yourself. I have, and those can turn into days of utter defeat if you don’t grab that attitude before it jumps out of bed, showers, and runs out the door ahead of you! I have found that the best thing I can do at that point is to lay flat on my face before I even attempt getting out of bed and ask God to “Create in me a clean heart, and renew a right spirit within me!” I love coffee, but all the coffee in the world isn’t going to straighten out a bad attitude!
Attitudes are heart issues! You may not have done anything wrong, but maybe someone else did or they said something and now it has affected your attitude! Your attitude is your choice! You can choose to have a good one or you can roll along with that bad one, but ultimately you ruin your own day with a bad attitude. As I have said before, no one can give you your attitude or take yours away ~ it’s all yours girl! Do you want to be known as someone who always walks around with a chip on their shoulder or do you want to be known as a woman of godly character? We cannot do a thing about what other people say or do, but we can choose to focus on God and His plan for our lives and choose to be our best. Believe me, I know it can be much harder than it sounds when you are in the middle of it, but for your sake just focus on Him and allow Him to vindicate and defend you while you continue to be your best for Him!
Attitudes can be tough! Satan will lie and lie and lie to you to get you worked up or feeling worthless so you will have a bad attitude about it all! Don’t hand him that victory! Claim that territory back and ask God to give you His attitude and a clean heart about every situation you face! He is happy to guide you and fill you with His joy for your day!
Choose your attitude wisely today because an attitude always seems to come back around to bless you or bite you in the bum! You can’t achieve God’s best with a crummy attitude ~ trust Him and follow Him and you can know that His best is yet to come!
Quote: I believe the single most significant decision I can make on a day-to-day basis is my choice of attitude. It is more important than my past, my education, my bankroll, my successes or failures, fame or pain, what other people think of me, or say about me, my circumstances, or my position…It alone fuels my fire or assaults my hope. When my attitudes are right, there’s no barrier too high, no valley too deep, no dream too extreme, and no challenge too great for me. ~Charles R. Swindoll