What is attitude?
A settled way of thinking or feeling, typically one that is reflected in a person's behavior.
Medical science is making amazing discoveries about the relationship between your state of mind and your mental and physical health. Research has shown that the right attitude, along with mental and emotional expectations, do influence medical outcomes. Attitude is a psychosocial factor of the mind-body connection, that affects your physical and emotional wellness.
What does the Bible say about a Christian’s attitude ?
1 Corinthians 2:16 (NKJV)
16 "For who has known the mind of the Lord that he may instruct Him?”
(But we have the mind of Christ... “Attitude of Christ”)
Philippians 4:4- 8 (NKJV)
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!
5 Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;
7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Proverbs 17:22 (TLB)
22 A cheerful heart does good like medicine, but a broken spirit makes one sick.
Did you know that positive attitude can have an overall positive effect on your physical and mental health?
The effects of positive attitude can reduce stress, promote healing, and aid in weight loss.
A positive mental attitude can actually help you overcome health issues and prevent additional problems in the following ways:
Positive attitude can fight depression and anxiety, and it allows you to build up healthy coping skills. When your body is under less stress, it is better able to focus its energy and efforts on healing.
Positive attitude also builds up and strengthens immunity, which helps in fighting certain illnesses.
For many people, an optimistic frame of mind can help to lessen unhealthy habits and behaviors such as smoking and overeating that can actually impair healing.
Methods of positive attitude:
Always remember that you are not alone on this positive attitude journey, God is with you and He will help you
Replace negative thoughts with positive ones. Don’t allow your mind to think about the worst possible scenario.
Utilize positive self-talk throughout the day, your scriptural confessions. If you catch yourself drifting into negative thoughts, immediately stop and replace them with something positive.
Surround yourself with positive people who will support your upbeat state of mind.
Your attitude determines your altitude in life. Making a positive attitude is a habit that will take your health and wellness to a whole new level. You do this by adopting a new mindset, a God mindset, the attitude of Christ. Eventually it will become your default habitual pattern, but it does takes time to replace those old negative ones.
Science says it takes up 28 days to change a habit, so be patient…but get started now!
The Lord is your helper on this journey!