Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Right Attitude

  Even though the fig tree have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the field, and the cattle barns are empty, yes I will rejoice in the Lord!  I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!  The Sovereign Lord is my strength!  He makes me as surefooted as a deer, able to tread upon the heights.

Habakkuk's 3:17-19

When I read this scripture it really blessed me because when you are going through it can be really hard to stay focused on what God says.  Sometimes the pain, the tribulation is great to where it is easier to take on a victim mentality.  It is easy to break down and just quit, to cry out to go with no hope.  But We have to maintain the right attitude.  This past week has been trying.  I have cried, I have felt pain in my heart but what I have no done is loose heart.  I have not lost my hope and trust in God.  It is really all I have.  It is really all we all have as believers.  We have family, children, friends, who we like to call when we are going through, but it is not anything like calling on the Lord.  Things in the moment may not look right.  It may look a little like things are at its worse, but we MUST put on the right attitude.  We have to have the right attitude towards Gods Word because it is what is going to sustain us. 

Don't you know your biggest fear the Devil will mess in?

He use those things that you fear the most to create an illusion that he will destroy you.  The truth of the matter is, He has no charge over you.  You are a believer and God the Almighty has charge over you.  He use your past fears to try and determine your future.  God's says that that the old has passed away and behold all things are new.  See about 4 years ago I got really sick and it was then that I noticed I had a huge fear of death.  I never really thought about death and about leaving this world other than by when Jesus come back, but the sickness was like something I had never experienced before and to think of not being here for my family made me almost crazy, I was panicked, had anxiety, scared, fearful, and I did not  have my Christian self together.  But during that time, I learned how to have the right attitude in a bad situation.  How to face each day with hope, how to rejoice even thought I felt like my life was slipping away from me.  God did deliver me, set me free from a spiritual standpoint, and also physically.  The devil has showed up a few times since and try and bring about the same old tactics he used before but each time I went through them, I became stronger and stronger.  I know how to activate God's word now over My life and things that I go through.  I know how to seek God, how to prayer and what to pray.  I know how to praise him not just while on the mountain top but also in the valley.  I know that my praise is my deliverance.  I know that if I praise hard when things are going well, I know to praise even harder when things are going bad.  I want to make the enemy know that the mess he is trying to mess in, he should not even had tried.  That no matter what I love God.  That God's plans for me are good.  That God is taking me places and that he has great plans for me and my family.  God  will turn things around, just have the right attitude even when things are looking pretty rough.  God will honor your faith even in the midst.  He will honor your trust in him.   God will see you through it.   God's plan is for him to leave us better than he found us.  That is with our health, finances, relationships, and most important our walk with him. 

1 Peter 4:12  Dear friends, don't be surprised at the fiery trails you are going through, as if something strange where happening to you, instead, be very glad-for these trails make you partners with Christ in his suffering so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing his glory when it is revealed to all the world.

Scriptures on  Attitude:

Genesis 4:6-7
Numbers 14:1-4
Proverbs 29:25
Matthew 5:5
Philippians 1:20-25
Philippians 2:5
Philippians 4:4
Philippians 4:6-7

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