I remember one of the first times the importance of attitude became very clear to me. It was November of 1989. My brother, my sister, and I were in the waiting room at Presbyterian Hospital awaiting the surgeon’s report on my father.
It was not good. Pancreatic cancer … and it had spread everywhere.
We asked the inevitable question: How long does our dad have, do you think, doctor?
He said: Well, it’s impossible to know. It could be weeks. It could be a few months. It might even be a year. But attitude is everything.
With all the medical technologies available, the doctor said the greatest way to predict, the greatest variable in my father’s longevity would be something that was immeasurable, but very real: his attitude.
I immediately thought of a comment by William James, a man many people consider the father of modern psychiatry. He said, “Perhaps the greatest discovery of this century is if you can change your attitude you can change your life.”
You know, a changed life is really the bottom line of Christianity, isn’t it? In 2 Corinthians 5:17 Paul said, “If any man is in Christ he is a new creature. The old things passed away, behold, new things have come.”
An attitude that reflects Christ is the key to living a victorious life! Want to know how to get there? Let me help you with my book and teaching series, Choose Your Attitudes, Change Your Life.
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