How To Change Your Attitudes

Written by Kathryn Williamson

Copyright 2005 Kathryn Williamson

What type of person grabs your attention and motivates you? Usually it's a person who is very passionate about what he or she is doing. She's on fire and her excitement floodsrepparttar room she is in. When she talks something inside you gets stirred -repparttar 149792 desire also to be passionate about something. Anything! You don't want to leave her presence because you hope that some of that passion will rub off on you.

When you find yourself stuck in a boring situation (whether it's your job or other circumstances), how do you change things? How do you get some hope and passion into your life? How do you find a meaningful purpose for your existence? How do you get out ofrepparttar 149793 rut of negative thinking and pity parties?

To change our attitude requires us to do several things. First, realize that we choose our attitude. Even though our situation may not change, our outlook changes when we haverepparttar 149794 right attitude. We choose to change our attitude even though our mind tells us different. How many times do we listen torepparttar 149795 negative thoughts instead of what God says about us? We can only have one thought occur at one time, althoughrepparttar 149796 thoughts can come very fast. So if we choose to think onrepparttar 149797 positive promises of God, then we don't allowrepparttar 149798 negative thoughts to dominate. When we choose to believe God and act accordingly, our new attitudes take root deep in our heart, making our choices automatic.

Second, our new attitude becomes permanent when we change our underlying false beliefs. Many times we believerepparttar 149799 negative thoughts in our head and allow ourselves to meditate upon them because, believe it or not, it feels good! Some of us have beaten ourselves up mentally for so many years that we don't have any other way of thinking. We actually believe these lies and don't do anything to search out whether or not they are true.

If we want to change, then we have to take responsibility for our thoughts. We must do whatever it takes to uncoverrepparttar 149800 truth about ourselves - from God's perspective. We don't turn to others to get their opinion of us; we turn to God and find out what He thinks about us. God created us and provides great promises for our future. But sometimes there are things we must do to have many of these promises fulfilled in our life. Whenever we come across a promise from God inrepparttar 149801 Bible, we need to look at surrounding Scripture to see if there is something we need to do before God will fulfillrepparttar 149802 promise.

How we view ourselves improves greatly just by consistently readingrepparttar 149803 Bible. We gain an understanding of how much God loves us and how His love is unconditional. We don't have to do anything to earn God's love, just accept it. Once we experience God's love, we find ourselves loving others withrepparttar 149804 same type of unconditional love.

Third, we become who we hang around with! The five people we spendrepparttar 149805 most time around influence us, whether we want them to or not! But there is one Person we can hang around with whose influence will overriderepparttar 149806 negative attitudes bombarding us from these individuals. And that is God. By spending more time readingrepparttar 149807 Bible, praying and askingrepparttar 149808 Holy Spirit to reveal spiritual things to us, and meditating upon what we learn, we can keep our attitudes in proper check. This is great news because this is something we can do without having to wait until we find positive people to hang around with.

You Are a Person of Abundance

Written by Daniel N Brown

Copyright 2005 Daniel N Brown

Heaven is a place of abundance and earth is a place of abundance. Every where God is, is a place of abundance, for God is an abundant God. If God is in you, then you are a person of abundance!

You may ask then, "Why do I experience lack?"

I truly believerepparttar answer to that question is found inrepparttar 149751 question itself.

Do you constantly dwell on lack by continuing to think about it, talk about it, and complain about it? It is a fact that whatever your mind focuses on, that is what it attracts. The bad news is; your old habitual ways of thinking have gotten you to where you are today, butrepparttar 149752 good news is; old habits can be changed.

I believe a person needs to totally renew their mind torepparttar 149753 Word of God. I am narrow minded on this. God's Word is forever established in heaven (Psalm 119:89) and is living, powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even torepparttar 149754 dividing of soul and spirit, and of both joints and marrow, and is able to discernrepparttar 149755 thoughts and intentions ofrepparttar 149756 heart (Hebrews 4:12).

His Word containsrepparttar 149757 power you need to bring outrageous blessings into your life! But, before His Word can bring outrageous blessings into your life, you must first believe that it can. You must also believe that He is a God of abundance, and that it is His will that you live an abundant and prosperous life.

The following Scriptures testify torepparttar 149758 fact that God wants you to prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers (3 John 1:2).

Jesus became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich. (2 Corinthians 8:9)

~God has pleasure inrepparttar 149759 prosperity of His servant. (Psalm 35:27)

~The blessing ofrepparttar 149760 Lord makes one rich. (Proverbs 10:22)

~God is not selfish or stingy but gives us richly all things to enjoy. (1 Timothy 6:17)

~The earth is full ofrepparttar 149761 goodness ofrepparttar 149762 Lord. (Psalm 33:5)

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