You Have The Personal Power to Take Charge
Of The Most Important Day-To-Day Factor:
As a Jesus follower indwelt
by the Holy Spirit, you have the power of the Spirit to help you to chose a positive, upbeat,
hope-filled attitude. This piece came from Chuck's website daily devotional. I commend the website and
writings of this man of great attitude!
August 17, 2007
THE IMPORTANCE OF
by Charles R.
This may shock you, but 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. The
attitude I choose keeps me going or cripples my progress. 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, no challenge too great for me.
Yet we must admit that we spend more of our time
concentrating and fretting over the things that can’t be changed than we do giving attention
to the one that we can change, our choice of attitude. Stop and think about some of the
things that suck up our attention and energy, all of them inescapable: the weather, the wind,
people’s action and criticisms, who won or lost the game, delays at airports or waiting
rooms, x-ray results, gas and food costs.
Quit wasting energy fighting the inescapable and
turn your energy to keeping the right attitude. Those things we can’t do anything about
shouldn’t even come up in our minds; the alternative is ulcers, cancer, sourness,
Let’s choose each day and every day to keep an
attitude of faith and joy and belief and compassion.
Take charge of your own mind!
Taken from Charles R. Swindoll, Day by Day with
Charles Swindoll (Nashville: W Publishing Group, 2000). Copyright © 2000 by Charles R.
Swindoll, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
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(posted 17 August 2007)