Your attitude is the most important thing about you. More than your past, your success, your fame, your position, your income, your mate, or your reputation, attitude is above all of that.
How much time do you waste losing your temper on things you can't change?
Solomon pulled out all the stops in this section of his journal. With bold strokes of his pen, he declared some of the inevitable, inescapable realities in life. Solomon hammered away at man-made philosophies of life that had failed to provide meaning and fulfilment. Following such brash assertions, he turned to the reader and offered counsel on how to conduct his or her life. In chapter 9, Solomon argued that human beings must accept God’s sovereignty and find meaning in relationship with Him.
Being genuinely happy for the good fortune of others doesn’t come to us naturally. Often it’s easier to commiserate with friends rather than celebrate with them. But when you rejoice with those who rejoice, you’re modelling Christ.
Just in case you haven’t noticed, God operates in the realm of mystery. His wisdom is not based on human logic or human knowledge. When we forget that other-worldly nature of God’s wisdom, frankly, we’re headed for trouble. As we have learned in previous messages, we cannot get God’s wisdom through academic pursuit. We can’t go to school and earn a degree in God’s wisdom. Our God is profoundly deep and mysterious, and His thoughts and ways are far beyond our ability to comprehend.
While you can’t always control what happens, you can control your response. Your choice of attitude is the single most significant decision you can make on a daily basis. Positive responses develop patience, perseverance, and self-control.
In this video, Chuck encourages us to pray for more to hear the Gospel.