Our attitude is connected to our thoughts. That is the reason we must be transformed so that we think like God thinks. Romans 12:2 says, “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God." Our attitude belongs to us. It is impossible for one to live a good life with a bad attitude – they simply don’t mix. A bad attitude is like a flat tire. If we don’t change it, we won’t go anywhere. Worry is worthless! When things don’t work out the way we expected them to, we don’t have to give up. We set our eyes on the future and believe that God has something better for us. We must quit thinking the worst and start thinking the best.
A good attitude makes life seem good even if it is difficult. There are attitudes to maintain and attitudes to avoid. Joyce Meyer said, “Some attitudes to avoid are self pity, impatience, jealousy, selfishness, a complaining attitude, and a can't do it attitude.” We must choose our attitudes wisely. Dale Carnegie said, “It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It’s what you think about.
One of the first things we need to do is to start replacing wrong thoughts with God thoughts. To do this, we need to start each day talking with God, fellowshipping with Him in prayer and asking for His help. The scripture says in Matthew 7:7, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” The second thing we need to do is to know who we are. The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:17 that we are new creations. We have a new identity in Christ. Thirdly, we need to know the power that is ours as a believer. The Apostle Paul said in the Book of Ephesians, “And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to usward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power.”
Our thoughts affect our lives in astonishing ways. We can choose how we think and what to speak. We can also change the attitude we have toward life. It is important to remember that a bad attitude hinders the positive progress in our lives. Charles Stanley said, “Disappointment is inevitable. But to become discouraged, there’s a choice to make.” Good thoughts always precede good attitudes. We must make a commitment to think like God thinks.