The outcome of your day has more to do with the attitude you bring into it more than the circumstances that happen in it.
Most of us have it all wrong in what we go after to find peace and happiness in our lives. We look outwardly for those circumstances we want to be in or those things we want to have, thinking that is what will make us happy. And all we find when we get there is emptiness.
You’re only one decision away from a new way of living. “Throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy” (Ephesians 4:22-24 NLT).
Your attitude is where your peace will be found or will forever be elusive. If your attitude is discontent, then nothing will ever satisfy you. If your attitude is that everything always goes wrong, then life will never fail to give you what you think it will.
Where pride rules, troubles begin. “Pride precedes a disaster, and an arrogant attitude precedes a fall” (Proverbs 16:18 NOG).
The attitudes from heaven operate from a different perspective from what you will find here on earth. You don’t have to wait until you’re in heaven to have a heavenly attitude, for the Holy Spirit will gladly give it to you if you would only ask.
The higher faith has more to do with your attitude than your intellect. “Let your gentle spirit [your graciousness, unselfishness, mercy, tolerance, and patience] be known to all people. The Lord is near.” (Philippians 4:5 AMP).
Attitudes from heaven never look inwardly for what they need but upwardly to the face of Jesus. Our Lord is available whenever we want Him, and so when we seek in Him all that we need, we will find we will have all that we want. Everything in Jesus is with abundance.
Your attitude reveals what is hidden in your heart. “In your lives you must ·think and act like [have the same attitude as] Christ Jesus” (Philippians 2:5 EXB).
Attitudes from heaven are not changed by the circumstances here on earth but are lifted up by the hope that reigns in heaven. It is an attitude of hope that trusts in the promise that God will never leave us. When once we realize God has us, then we have all we need to endure anything.
Your attitude belongs to you, so don’t let someone else change it. “A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance… A merry heart does good, like medicine…” (Proverbs 15:13, 17:22 NKJV).
Attitudes from heaven do not focus on whatever they are lacking but are thankful for every single thing the Lord has done. Heavenly attitudes spend time praising and not complaining and, in so doing, honor the God who is helping them.
The Lord knows exactly how much He can depend on you. “But You, O Lord, know me [and understand my devotion to You]; You see me; and You examine the attitude of my heart toward You…” (Jeremiah 12:3 AMP).
Attitudes from heaven always imagine the best, and the best is not what the world thinks it is. People on earth will think those with a heavenly attitude are crazy as they praise God even in their trials. Yet to a servant of God, even their trial is a blessing, for God is always acting in their best interest.
Your attitude in the smallest ordinary tasks of life reflects the depth of your relationship with Jesus. “…whatever you do, do it heartily [“over the top”]…for you serve the Lord Christ” (Colossians 3:23-24 NKJV).
Attitudes from heaven are selfless towards men, yet not a doormat to be walked over. They set up healthy boundaries so that they can foster healthy relationships with others. A right attitude does not accept ill-treatment, but neither is it consumed by it.
You won’t have a higher faith so long as your goal is to elevate yourself. “Humble yourselves [with an attitude of repentance and insignificance] in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you [He will lift you up, He will give you purpose]” (James 4:10 AMP).
Attitudes from heaven use the eternal lens when looking at temporal situations. When you imagine eternity ahead, then the things of the day will rarely move you. Your perspective on time will affect the time that you spend here on this planet.
How you steward time reflects your attitude towards the One who has given it to you. “So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom” (Psalm 90:12 NKJV).
Attitudes from heaven will attract what they should and be rejected by what does not belong in heaven. Never seek the approval of man when your life belongs to God. Seek the righteousness of God and let people think of you as they will.
If you want to change the world, change your attitude. “Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth” (Colossians 3:2 NKJV).
Blessings to you,