Attitude is Everything


Our attitudes determine much of what we experience in life.  Our attitude comes from our belief systems and how much faith and trust we have in a higher power. Joel Goldsmith wrote that our life is not determined by outside conditions but rather by our consciousness. So, if we go into a situation expecting a rotten outcome how can God be there to respond?  Years ago I read a story about a woman who was widowed and going to spend her last years in an assisted living facility. As she was riding the elevator with an aide to see her new room, she said to the aide, “Oh my room is beautiful I will love it.” The other asked how she could know that when she hadn’t seen the room yet, she replied, “Oh I’ve already made up my mind it’s perfect.”  That’s God responding because of someone’s attitude.

Sometimes we don’t realize that we are moving through life with a negative attitude. It becomes second nature. So, how can we tell if we are approaching life with a poor attitude that needs to be adjusted? Look at your life. Are you happy? Is life showing you what you want to see? If the answers are no, perhaps it’s time to make some change. Ask yourself what is it you are putting out to the universe? What are you thinking and saying? How do people respond to you? If the answers are not what you would hope they would be it’s time to do some spiritual work. The good news is that with diligence and commitment we can change our approach to life and become a much happier person.

The simple facts are that a negative attitude attracts more negativity into our life and a positive attitude helps us create more good in our life. Our attitude determines how we interface with life. As Charles Swindoll reminds us, “We cannot change our past… We cannot change that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10 percent what happens to us and 90 percent how I react to it. And so it is with you… We are in charge of our attitudes.”





About revrgfox

Rev. Ron Fox serves as the minister of the Center for Spiritual Living-Space Coast in Rockledge, Florida. Prior to serving in Florida, he was the minister of the Spiritual Enrichment Center in Peoria, Arizona; he has also served in Auburn and Seal Beach, California. Rev. Ron has served as an Ecclesiastical Representative, Chair of the Asilomar Planning Committee, and Chair of the UCSL Awards Committee. He is a gifted speaker and a published writer, and his inspirational style is coupled with a keen sense of humor, making him a favorite with audiences everywhere he has spoken. Rev. Ron and his wife Becky, a UCSL Practitioner, graphic designer and artist, reside in Merritt Island, Florida.

Posted on May 13, 2014, in Inspirational and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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