Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Attitude, who is in control?

The one who should control your attitude is you, if you get an attitude someone else is in control! Proverbs 25:28
"Whoever has no rule over his own spirit is like a city broken down, without a wall." Reading this, opened my eyes a bit when I started thinking and praying what to write. We do tend to lose control when we allow anyone to get in the driver seat of our lives.

When we lose the rule over our lives, the day, or even week becomes unsettled. That is not where God wants us to be at all. Even with all the sadness and trouble in the world, we have victory. We just have to strengthen our faith in God to believe this. We have to be reminded daily, Jesus has overcome the world (John 16:33)

So before getting upset with someone, anyone, stop and think about who should be in control. If you have no rule over yourself, you have broken down the walls of protection around you. You have opened yourself to ongoing attacks and defeat. Take back control, rule your spirit as God has intended, and find some victory and power in your life.

As it says also in Ephesians 6- We need to put on the whole armor of God. When we do this it helps us keep things in perspective, and under control. God's control, so we can see clearly, where the attacks are coming from and stay firmly planted in our faith. If we get a bad attitude about anything, what should this tell us?

 1. It should be a warning sign, someone, or something else is in control.
 2. It should be a warning sign, we need to refocus our lives.
 3. It should be a warning sign, that we are out of step with God.
 4 It should be a warning sign, that our prayer life needs to be improved.

When our attitude gets out of whack, something is wrong with us, not the world around us, despite popular belief!