Attitude – Who Should I Be?

Attitudes are relatively lasting organizations of beliefs which makes us tend to respond to things in particular ways. Actually, attitudes are never seen directly. We infer their existence from what people do. If they seem to act consistently in a similar fashion in a particular set of circumstances, we infer the existence of an attitude which predisposes them to act that way. Attitudes include positive or negative evaluations, emotional feelings, and certain positive or negative tendencies in relation to objects, people, and events.

In addition, one definition of the word attitude [Aeron.] is the position of an aircraft or spacecraft in relation to a given line or plane, at the horizon. Also, it is “the angle of approach” that an aircraft takes when landing. Chris Spicer once wrote: “Attitudes are to life as the angle of approach is flying.” He adds, “Attitude is the way we choose to think about things; attitudes will cause us to react and behave in a certain way.” He also says that attitudes are not in born or accidental. They are learned and absorbed reactions; therefore they can be changed.

In my 23rd year of existence in this lifetime. I was once in an environment with knowledgeable people (having or showing knowledge or intelligence) where I feel convinced to develop my thinking toward myself, others, and life. I recognized my need to make an effort to begin focusing on my growth. As I grow, I discover that it hurts to grow but I discover as I grow. It’s tough – like physical exercise… you may not like it while doing it yet it’s worth the effort for it would make you to become a better version of yourself.

As the time goes by, I stumbled across at the Scriptures in Jeremiah 18:6 saith the Lord, “Behold, as the clay is in the potters hand, so are ye, in mine hand.” I then realized that I am not a finished product yet. God is the great potter… God is my potter and I am His clay. Like the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter so he made it again another vessel as seemed good to the potter to make it. Today, this vessel is far from finished, but I put myself in the Potter’s hands. He keeps working on me and shaping my attitudes and actions.

“Thou art the Potter, I am the clay. Mold me and make me after Thy will. While I am waiting, yielded and still.”

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