Check Your ATTITUDE!

(EQUIP- Million Leaders Mandate: Leadership Begins With an Attitude)


  • 1. MY ATTITUDE – AS I BEGIN A TASK – WILL AFFECT ITS OUTCOME MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE
As a man thinketh in his heart, so he is. (Proverbs 23:7)
In so many situations, the battle is won before it has begun. It all has to do with the frame of mind with which we enter the battle. Are we full of faith, hope and optimism? Or, are we negative and doubtful of getting results? This principle was illustrated when Moses sent the twelve spies into the Promised Land. Joshua and Caleb came back with a positive report. The other ten spies returned with a negative report. Their attitude prevailed, and that generation of people never got to enter the land. (Numbers 13)
  • 2. MY ATTITUDE CAN TURN PROBLEMS INTO BLESSINGS
Three phases of a problem:
  1. Awareness: We have a problem.
  2. Evaluation: What went wrong?
  3. Choice: This is where attitude steps in!
You can begin dreaming or become disappointed. You can start building or start blaming. You can get busy or get angry. You can conquer or quit. Whether the problem becomes a blessing depends on you more than God. He desires to turn all things into blessings (Romans 8:28).
  • 3. MY ATTITUDE IS MY BEST FRIEND OR WORST ENEMY

The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks. (Luke 6: 45)

Attitudes create momentum- positive or negative. You need to know this!

  • 4. MY ATTITUDE WILL CHANGE WHEN I CHOOSE TO CHANGE IT

We cannot tailor-make the situations of our life, but we can tailor-make the responses and attitudes to fit them before they arrive. Here is how to tailor-make your attitude:

  1. It is not what happens to you, but what happens in you that matters the most.
  2. Stop blaming something or someone else for your attitude.
  3. Evaluate your present attitudes.
  4. Recognize that faith is stronger than fear.
  5. Request God to fill you with His Holy Spirit.
  6. Spend time with the right people.
  7. Consume the truth. Soak yourself in the Scriptures!
  • 5. MY ATTITUDE NEEDS CONTINUAL ADJUSTMENT.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things. (Philippians 4:8)
No matter how old or mature you are, you need to constantly check your attitude and watch what fills your mind. Our lives are like sailing a boat or flying a plane; although you might know where you are going, there is a need for constant adjustment along the way.
  • 6. My attitude is CONTAGIOUS!
People catch your attitude like they catch a cold!
Be aware and beware of what you’re passing on. You are more influential than you think!

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Make sure you check your attitude constantly- weighing it against the Word of God and making sure it remains in line with it. With life and its busyness, we easily forget to screen and purge our mind from filth. What does the Word say? Regardless of the condition or situation you find yourself in, make sure your attitude reflects exactly what you stand for. Your attitude must reflect YOU. It will speak louder and more clearer of your person, than any other message could. You might not be able to control outside forces or influences, but you sure can control how to react to and act in them. Let the peace of God guard and guide you. Start by checking your attitude.  It all starts and is concluded in the mind.
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6 Comments Add yours

  1. I haven’t visited your blog for sometime now (I know I have missed a lot!) But just now I decided to check my reader and I saw your title. It’s so apt for me because right now, my colleagues and I are studying John Maxwell’s The Difference Maker and it’s all about Attitude. The chapter we read talked about how to deal with discouragement so thank you for this 🙂

    1. DeMorrieaux says:

      We are currently going through the EQUIP Leadership booklets again. There is always so much more to learn.. even after having read and studied it a few times.
      Application.. application! God help us.

      Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  2. mybroom says:

    Henry Ford said “whether you think you can or whether you think you cant, you are right”. Good to read your words again, Graeme

    1. DeMorrieaux says:

      Love that quote >> poignant!!

  3. dudubeauty says:

    I really needed this! This week has been crazy at work and i find myself nearly at brink of depression. Thanks for sharing

  4. Tolu says:

    This blog is awesome.
    So much to learn!
    I’ll make sure to read at least one post per day.
    Could almost be a devotional. Lol

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