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You can’t think wrong and live right. Conversely, right-thinking never leads to wrong living. You get the point. As your thinking goes, so goes your life.
Your thoughts control your attitudes, and your attitudes determine much of your behavior. An attitude really is a set of thoughts about something or someone. If your attitude is good, it’s because your thoughts are good. If your attitude is bad, it’s because your thoughts are toxic and perhaps sinful.
Often people spend significant time and energy trying to climb to some level of achievement and/or recognition in life. Their goal is to rise above the rest of the crowd and make a mark for themselves. While there’s nothing wrong with achievement or recognition, we would better serve ourselves, others, and certainly, God, if we changed our focus from the level of our life altitude to the degree of our life attitude.
Airplane pilots understand the relationship between an aircraft’s attitude and its potential altitude. Altitudes are restricted by wrongly adjusted attitudes. That’s why God gave us this reminder through the pen of Paul in Ephesians 4:22-24 (NIV) “You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; and to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.”
Have some bad attitudes crept into your life? Are they affecting your behavior? Are you losing altitude in your relationships, your work, your life? If so, make some fast attitude adjustments. When you straighten out your thinking, you’ll straighten out your life!