Saturday, October 2, 2010
Attitude is Everything!
I recently received a phone call from a gentleman who wanted to complain about a connection he had communicated with and he wasn't happy with her response. Let's just say he was outright mad and wanted to tell us every detail about how poorly this lady had treated him. Wow, we see so many people being held back from being successful in their love life because of their attitude. Even though we don't believe in making excuses, I think we've quoted this before, "hurting people tend to hurt other people." But, our attitude is our own to control. Linda and I have a saying that we quote quite often... "I will not be offended," which comes from Proverbs 19:11: A man's wisdom gives him patience; it is to his glory to overlook an offense. Of course, we all have had past experiences that cause emotional scars and hurts, but it is our responsibility to choose how we think and act.
I think we all know that people are drawn to those who have a good attitude and a positive outlook. Mercy and forgiveness are gifts we can provide to each other because we need that gift given back to us on a daily basis.
So here's an insider tip - if you're consistently hitting a brick wall when examining your love life, take a look at your attitude and set your mind on being a blessing to others in all circumstances, irregardless of how they've treated us.
"Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others." Philippians 2:4
It's a tall order, but practice makes perfect :)