There was a little boy who loved to play in his backyard with his ball and bat. Every day he’d put on his baseball cap, grab his ball and bat and go outside and start tossing the ball in the air. As the ball descended, the boy would say to himself, “I’m the greatest hitter in the world!” Then he’d swing and miss. So he would would pick up the ball again and toss it in the air, and as the ball descended, he would say to himself, “I’m the greatest hitter in the world!” And he’d swing and miss again. Undeterred, the boy would toss, swing and miss over and over again, but every time he would say to himself in a louder voice, and with more force, “I am the greatest pitcher in the world!!!Sometimes we can't change our circumstances but we can change our attitude. Click To Tweet
This little guy had a great attitude! And as Christians we would be wise to heed his example. Sometimes we can’t change the circumstances in our lives, but as the little boy showed us, we can change our attitude. So in the midst of every experience, whether good or bad, we should praise the LORD. Habakkuk 3:17-18 NKJV: Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor the fruit be on the vines; though the labor of the olive may fail, and the fields yield no food; though the flock may be cut off from the fold, and there be no herd in the stalls–yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
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1 Samuel 17:26 (NKJV)
Then David spoke to the men who stood by him, saying, “What shall be done for the man who kills this Philistine and takes away the reproach from Israel? For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?”
Acts 26:2 (NKJV)
I think myself happy, King Agrippa, because today I shall answer for myself before you concerning all the things of which I am accused by the Jews…
Philippians 4:8 (NKJV)
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.