This morning I was in Luke 10…the story of Mary and Martha. 
“As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”
“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”  Luke 10:38-42 (NIV)
You know, it is really easy for me to get caught up in what I think “needs” to be done and get bitter, irritated, disgusted…whatever…about the things that don’t get done and with the people that I believe are not doing said things.  Referring to the above scripture passage, Max Lucado wrote in He Still Moves Stones “What matters more than the type of service is the heart behind the service. A bad attitude spoils the gift we leave on the altar of God.  God is more please with the quiet attention of a sincere servant than the noisy service of a sour one.”  Ouch!  Painful, but true. 
Years ago when working for a major weight loss company I used to tell my members “Attitude determines Altitude!”  I didn’t make that up, I read it somewhere, but I don’t know where.  The premise of the statement is true…my attitude determines how successful I perceive my day and what I get done.
My attitude needs a lot of work in many areas of my life.  I pray that I can become more of a quiet, willing servant. 
Lord, please help me get my attitude in check…bring it around to where You want it.  Help me to focus on the things that matter most to You in my life. Thank you for this beautiful day, Lord.
How about you…do you have attitude trouble?


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