THREE AIDS TO OPTIMISM
PSALMS 100: 4, 5
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JESUS CHRIST does not want your attitude held hostage by
circumstances. He does not want circumstances to control your
attitude. Rather, He wants your attitude to influence
When He ransomed you, He ransomed all of you including your
spirit, your attitude.
The believer can rejoice because Christ met our worst enemy,
Satan, and overcame him. Because of Christ's victory, we work
from victory not for victory. It is Christ's victory that
enables us to be victorious.
The King of Kings has defeated the "prince" of this world.
Don't ever step into a never-before-lived-day without a spirit
of optimism. Remember: every day above ground is a good day.
You choose your attitude. The choice is yours.
Of choices, Yogi Berra said, "When you come to the fork in the
road, take it."
General W.J. Slim was a little more precise in this statement:
"When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced
courses of action to take ... choose the bolder."
In reality, circumstances often impact us with the force of a
Holifield blow to the unexpecting abdomen.
Dealing with some of the difficulties of life is likewrestling a
gorilla. You don't quit when you get tired. You quit when the
gorilla gets tired.
Our Lord knowing this has provided numerous uplifting influences
to enable us to regain our footing when knocked down by events
that jolt us.Psalm 100 notes three.
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