Wednesday, January 6, 2010

10 Tips for A Positive Attitude

1. Remember that you can’t control other people’s actions, but you can always control your response. Life is 10% what happens to us, and 90% how we react to it. (Read 1 Peter 3:16)

2. Everyone has troubles, and God’s Word says to rejoice in those sufferings.
Difficult times are only part of life, not our whole life, so remember to thank God for the blessings, while dealing with the issues. (Read 1 Peter 1:6-7)

3. Pray for God to help you do a self examination to see if you are harboring any seeds of negativity and pessimism in your heart, and if God reveals something to you that needs improvement, pray for His strength, courage and ability to deal with the root causes for those emotions, and fill your heart with God’s love instead. (Read Ephesians 4:26-27)

4. Regardless of what may have happened in your life, do not live your life as a victim. Strive to achieve the victor mentality that God empowers us to have through His strength. Make the choice today, and one day at a time, to have a positive attitude, and look for the good things in your life and future, not just the unfortunate things from the past. (Read Ephesians 2:22-24)

5. If you are unhappy about things or circumstances in your life, pray for God to change those things if it is within His will, and then expect to begin seeing Him at work. Remember that nothing is impossible with God. (Read Proverbs 3:5-6, and Mark 10:27)

6. Believe that God redeems you, despite your past, and that He loves you, despite your pain. Remember there is always a purpose for our pain. (Read Psalm 130:3)

7. Focus on gratitude. Spend some time listing all of the good things in your life, and all the blessings God has given you. Pray and ask God to help you have a heart of gratitude. Focus on Him, and not the things of the world. (Read Hebrews 12:28, and 1 Thessalonians 5:18)

8. Stop letting other people's negative attitudes affect yours. Negative attitudes can be contagious. Ask yourself - is my attitude worth catching?Then ask God to help you change your attitude, and be strong in your optimism even when the people around are you are not being that way. The key to success lies in the asking. (Read Philippians 2:5)

9. Stop thinking that you don't measure up. Comparing ourselves to others is a sure-fire recipe for self condemnation, defeat and low self esteem. Remember that you were made in the image of God, beautiful, unique and precious. (Read 2 Corinthians 10:12, and Psalm 139:14)

10. Just breathe, and believe that God knows the desires of your heart. He knows of your desire to have a Christ-like attitude; that you try, but often fail; that you need strength, guidance, healing and forgiveness. His mercies are renewed every day. Trust in His grace and mercy. (Read Psalm 139:1-4, Lamentations 3:21-22, and 1 Corinthians 4:16-17)

Today's Tip: Consider donating blood if you are capable of. You could save a life!


  1. All of them are great tips and what great tips to start this year with the right attitude of the heart. You're so right about blood donation! When I left the hospital long time ago, I heard that their blood supply when I picked up a bag of blood for one of my patients, was running low. That was 10 years ago! God bless.

  2. Can I tell you how much I used to love donating platelets? I know this sounds silly, but I can donate more platelets then most men...and I've been differed for yet another year since I was in the Philippines and since I'm going to South Africa and Ethiopia, I know that it will be at least another two or three years before I can donate again. It actually makes me really sad.

    And thank you for this post. It actually meant a lot to me today. I needed it.

  3. Two minds running on the same track. I am doing a post on next Tuesday about attitude as well. Not like yours tho.

  4. Awesome post, sweetie.

    I pray you are doing better and GOD is revealing HIMSELF to you and through you like never before!

  5. Howdy Sweetie
    God bless you !
    What an awesome post .
    I need to print this out and keep it in my purse ,on my desk ,nightstand etc....
    You have such a wonderful gift with words.
    Thank you so much for sharing I needed this post !!!!!!!!
    Love the dog photo :)
    May you enjoy the blessings of God's abundant healing today and all through out 2010.
    I pray that the joy of the lord fills your cup to over flowing today.
    In short may you enjoy all the blessings you and yours can handle this week.
    Big Hugs
    Happy Trails


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