Overcoming A Bad Attitude by Fenton Moorhead

OVERCOMING A BAD ATTITUDE

A COWBOY APPLIED FOR HEALTH INSURANCE, AND THE AGENT ROUTINELY
ASKED IF HE HAD ANY ACCIDENTS THE PREVIOUS YEAR. THE COWBOY
REPLIED, "NO. BUT I WAS BITTEN BY A RATTLESNAKE, AND A HORSE
KICKED ME IN THE RIBS. THAT LAID ME UP FOR A WHILE."
]THE AGENT SAID, "WEREN'T THOSE ACCIDENTS?"
"NO" REPLIED THE COWBOY, "THEY DID IT ON PURPOSE."

WE NEED TO BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN AROUND SNAKES AND HORSES.
IT IS THE NATURAL ATTITUDE OF A SNAKE TO BITE AND A HORSE TO
KICK.

WHAT ABOUT YOUR ATTITUDE? ARE YOU A KICKER OR A BITER BY NATURE?

LAST WEEK WE EXAMINED THE SCRIPTURE ABOUT THE "DEADLY POISON",
THE SNAKE VENOM OF WORDS, THAT CAN COME OUT OF OUR MOUTHS.

JAMES TEACHES THAT OUR HEARTS ARE LIKE A WELL OF WATER WITHIN
US.

*WHAT IS IN THE WELL COMES OUT IN THE WATER.
*YOU DON'T PAINT THE OUTSIDE OF THE PUMP. YOU GO TO THE SOURCE.


A BAD OR GOOD ATTITUDE COMES OUT OF THAT WELL INSIDE EACH OF US.

OUR OBJECTIVE TODAY.....

OVERCOME THE BAD ATTITUDES THAT DESTROY RELATIONSHIPS,
THAT BRING CONFLICT INTO OUR HOMES AND LIVES,

AND ESTABLISH AND NURTURE A GOOD ATTITUDE THAT HONORS GOD AND
BLESSES PEOPLE.

A GOOD ATITTUDE IS NOT MERE PSYCHOLOGICAL HYPE, WHERE YOU TALK
YOURSELF INTO A POSITIVE APPRAOCH TO LIFE, BUT THE RESULT OF
WHAT THE BIBLE CALLS WISDOM.

PRO 4:7 Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost
all you have, get understanding.

IN THE BIBLE WISDOM IS MORE THAN TALKING SMART.

GLAD I DIDN'T SAY THAT

IN 1958 AN EMINENT CEO SAID, "THE WORLD COULD USE ABOUT ...


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