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Keep a Victorious Attitude! (2 of 10)
If anyone had the credentials to speak on this subject it was the apostle Paul! Listen to what he writes in 2 Cor 11:23-28
I have been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again. 24 five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. 25 three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, 26 I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my own countrymen, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false brothers. 27 I have labored and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked. 28 Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches. NIV
That is enough to make any negative and hardened! But that was not his decision! He decided to always be positive in his attitude! Your attitude determines your altitude. In flying, the attitude of the airplane is what we call the position of the aircraft in relation to the horizon. The performance of an airplane depends on its attitude, it is necessary to change the attitude in order to change the performance. By bringing the aircraft into a nose high attitude the plane begins to climb and the speed is decreased. When you change the attitude you change the performance. Paul demonstrates through his life that he can maintain a victorious attitude no matter how difficult the situation or turbulence. Paul and Silas in a Philippian jail illustrated that for us. Paul had established long ago in his life this positive approach to everything that would happen to him in life.
Some people just have a bad attitude about life. ...
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