Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, – James 1:2 (NIV)
This week, we’re going to focus on our attitudes and character. We’ve probably all heard lots of motivational quotes about attitude. Your coaches probably have told you time and time again that attitude makes a difference. Maybe you’ve even had teachers encouraging you to have a good attitude.
The thing about attitude is that it’s so easy to have a good one when everything is going well. If you’ve just done well on a test at school, it’s easy to feel good and have a good attitude.
However, how is your attitude when things aren’t going well? When you didn’t get asked to a friend’s birthday party when everyone else did. How is your attitude then?
The storms of life reveal your true attitude.
So today, take a good look at yourself. How do you respond when things aren’t going well in your life? Do you need to make any adjustments to your attitude?
If so, ask God to help you. He will give you wisdom and help you get the right perspective on what you’re going through. With God’s help, you’ll find that you can have a good attitude even in the middle of a storm.
Pray: God I thank you for your help. I ask you to give me your perspective on what I'm going through right now. Help me to find peace in you, even if I'm going through a tough season right now. In Jesus' name, Amen.