“Our attitude is the primary force that will determine whether we succeed or fail.” John C. Maxwell in Attitude 101
It seems like I talk about attitude all the time. But the more I am involved in this R.A.D.I.C.A.L. movement, the more I see how absolutely vital a good attitude is. I know in the middle of your divorce, your attitude is often not what it should be. Mine wasn’t. But if we can somehow figure out how to stay positive about the future, good things will eventually come to us … and usually sooner rather than later. Our attitude affects so many of the things we are dealing with in divorce. We can have an attitude of revenge … using all of our mental and physical energies trying to make sure our wasband “gets what’s coming to him,” and forget that God is in charge of that department. It’s a natural law of the universe. What we sow, we reap… good AND bad. So that natural law will be in force for him regardless of what I do. But if I act ugly and spiteful and vengeful, then I will reap the “rewards” of that behavior, too. So, it’s in our own best interest to act right and to have a good, loving, kind attitude always … as hard as that is now. I want a harvest of real life…good life… full, fun, fantastic life. But to get that harvest, that’s what I have to plant. Today, I’m going to try to think of every single thing I do as a seed I’m planting … either good or bad and see if that makes a difference in my actions. Let me know how this attitude thing has been working for you.
“Don’t be misled: No one makes a fool of God. What a person plants, he will harvest. The person who plants selfishness, ignoring the needs of others –ignoring God! –harvests a crop of weeds. All he’ll have to show for his life is weeds! But the one who plants in response to God, letting God’s Spirit do the growth work in him, harvests a crop of real life, eternal life.”
Galatians 6:7-8 (The Message)