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“The Altitude of the Proper Attitude”

What comes to mind when you hear the word "attitude"? Sometimes parents will say to their children, "Don't give me that attitude!" I've heard it used in relation to space crafts and their position. There was once a retro officer for the Apollo space program who was asked by a preacher, "What is attitude?" His answer was truly enlightening! He said, "Attitude is where you are in relation to where you ought to be." 

When we talk about attitude, we usually are referring to our disposition or state of mind. How interesting that the definition for the attitude of the spacecraft can apply to our thinking. Where are your thoughts in relation to where they ought to be? Paul simply stated for Christians to, "set your mind on things above, not on things that are on the earth." (Colossians 3:2) In the times we've had poor attitudes or negative and depressing thoughts, perhaps we haven't been setting our minds where they belong. Life seems a lot brighter, conflicts seem less intense, and problems seem much less serious when we consider eternity, and what's truly important in this life. There's no need to worry and fret about the little things in this life. God knows and cares for you (Matthew 6:30). What this shows us is that we can have the best attitude and proper thinking every day despite the circumstance, if we just incline our thoughts to a higher, heavenly way of thinking! (Philippians 4:8)