Are our attitudes causing setbacks, delays, and/or forfeiture to our destiny?
A few days ago at my son's basketball game, the opposing team was down by 3 points with 2 minutes left in the game.
Get this…. with 2 minutes left, the opposing team's coach forfeited the game because his players' attitudes were so disrespectful.
This made me think about victories we may be forfeiting because of our attitude. While good attitudes don't guarantee a victory, it definitely increases the odds and eliminates your attitude from being a disqualifier. I tell my kids all the time that your character defines who you are and whose you are. There will be opportunities that open up to you if your are respectful and humble.
The Bible says He gives grace to the humble. God is also clear when He says the if we humble ourselves before Him, He will exalt us. I truly believe that our attitude has some effect on what blessings may be ahead for us. So we must be in the habit of checking our attitudes with the King and releasing unfruitful ones.
Let’s release the attitude of entitlement.
Let’s release the attitude of pride.
Let’s release defensive behavior.
Now that we have released unfruitful attitudes, let’s take hold of attitudes that represent God and His Kingdom.
Why? We already stand in victory because we serve a victorious God that fights for us. When we keep our attitudes in check it sounds the "trust alarm" and proves that we know who we are and who holds our lives. So even in those moments when others try to condemn us, they will have no ground to stand on because we have modeled a life of integrity, dignity and sound speech. (Titus 2:7-8)
Let's stand Victorious by living a life above reproach. Are you ready for the open doors that lie ahead for you? I know I am.
For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1:5-8