Summary: The people who succeed in life are not necessarily the ones with the most talent, highest education, or best job. The people who succeed in life are those who learn to control their thoughts and emotions and harness them under the anointing of the Holy Sp
Having the Attitude for Winning! Text: Proverbs 23:7
7). For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. “Eat and drink!” he says to you, but his heart is not with you.
Introduction: The people who succeed in life are not necessarily the ones with the most talent, highest education, or best job. The people who succeed in life are those who learn to control their thoughts and emotions and harness them under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. The fact is many in the army of God suffer from what I call stinking thinking. Their minds are like concrete-thoroughly mixed up and firmly set.
I. Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
A. A Negative, whiny, pity-party attitudes will poison your marriage, family, church, business and your soul! Hebrews 3:12 Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God;
B. Listen, for good or bad, your attitude is contagious! Let the attitude of doubt and fear begin to multiply in what you say and before you know it, the possibility of the miraculous happening in your life becomes by an atmosphere of total defeat!
C. The roots of your attitudes may be hidden, but the fruit of the Spirit is always visible!
D. Ask yourself is the fruit of the Spirit active in my life? Are people attracted to me?
E. Is your faith turned on? Is your love turned on? Is your joy turned on?
F. The young son of some atheists went to his parents one day, and said, "Do you think God KNOWS we don’t believe in Him?"
G. The fact is your attitude will determine your success or failure in everything you do! Hebrews 3:6, 14 6).but Christ as a Son over His own house, whose house we are if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end 14). For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end,
H. Consider the Apostle Paul, who was beaten, stoned and left for dead, ship-wrecked, bitten by a deadly viper, and thrown into prison in chains. Paul writes in II Corinthians 4:17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,
I. When you have that winning attitude your faith level and total confidence will be in the Lord Jesus Christ! W.T. Purkiser wrote, “A faith without works is dead. A religion of externals is a ghost, spirit without body. But a subjective faith without loving obedience to the will of God is a corpse. Real faith is connecting a hungry hearted person with an alive and active God!
J. When having the winning attitude rules your mind and heart, you know it’s going to be all right, because God is helping you all the way!
K. Mark 11:22-23 So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. 23 For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.
L. A Pastor of a church called a special meeting to pray for rain everyone in the community came, the church was full. One 12 year old girl showed up with an umbrella! Most came to pray, but the young girl came expecting rain.( Illustration: bring an umbrella to church; tell the saints you are expecting rain.)
M. Do you have a winner’s additude?