I am a quote addict and I eat them like some people eat M&M’s. Today, I have been pondering this quote from Attitude by Chuck Swindoll:
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than success, than what other people think, 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 embrace for that day. We cannot change our past . . . we cannot change the fact that people 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% how I react to it. And so it is with you . . . we are in charge of our ATTITUDES.”
I am learning to be bold by expressing truth in love. There is a balance. I pray that my attitude is in line with God’s Word today and everyday. When I make a mistake, I can go to Him and ask for forgiveness. I believe God wants us to have an attitude of love for Him and others. If it starts there, you won’t miss the mark. Where you start makes all the difference in where you finish. I want to finish well.
We have a choice everyday regarding our attitude. We have little control in what happens to us, but we have ultimate control of our response to things that happen to us. What are you choosing today?