How to Have a “Yes” Attitude
The idea for this article comes from my notes from my Bible fellowship class from way back on December 1, 2001. John West, then Associate Pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, was the teacher. John is retired. He lives in Greenville, South Carolina. He is also the former athletic director at both Furman University and the University of South Carolina. To John goes the credit for the idea for the article.
A “Yes” attitude is one of the most valuable assets a person can have in life. Your positive attitude will enable you to accomplish so much more with your life. Not only does the future look bright, when the attitude is right, but the present is much more enjoyable, too.
Having a “YES” attitude will make the difference.
It’s your attitude, not your aptitude that will determine your altitude.
When your attitude outdistances your abilities you find the impossible being achieved.
Basic Principles Regarding Your Attitude
- Your attitude is your most import asset.
- If you have a bad attitude, no one will want to follow you.
- We are responsible for our own attitude.
Help people believe they are better than they are and they will be better. Here we are talking about helping them achieve their God-given potential.
How to Have a “YES” Attitude
1. Raise Your “Want To” Level.
Philippians 4:13 English Standard Version (ESV), “I can do all things through him who strengthens me.”
Here you remember how bad you want to achieve your goals in Christ. Then do the preparation and work to achieve them.
2. Put Some Gratitude in Your Attitude
1 Thessalonians 5:18 (ESV), “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
3. Think On The Good Things
Philippians 4:8-9 (ESV), “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.”
- You are what you think.
- To quote the late Zig Ziglar, “Get rid of your “stinking thinking!”
4. Do The Right Thing
Philippians 2:2-4 (ESV), “complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests but also to the interests of others.”
5. Be The Real Thing
Philippians 2:5-8 (ESV), “Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.”
Genesis 1:27 (ESV), “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”
- God created you with special gifts and talents.
- Be more Christlike!