We've all got our last nerve. That raw place where people don't know how sensitive you are to something until they step on it. In that moment it's immediately apparent to everyone that your last nerve was just stomped upon! I try not to have many places in my heart where a last nerve resides bare and unattended. Even still, I'd be lying if I said there were no spots in my life where I can go from 0 to 60 in the tachometer of angry.
One such place is when I must put up with a person who has proven, over and over again, that they have embraced a bad attitude as their choice for living. I realize that every one of us will have seasons, actually more than once if we live long enough, where our attitude is broken down like an old truck on the side of the road.
Here's the issue. Life can and will bring all kinds of stuff my way which can quickly attack my attitude. The problem is, attitude affects everything. Attitude is the game changer, fellas, but it changes the game only in how I decide I want it changed; that is, a win or loss is put in the stat column based on what kind of game I want to play. When Jesus changes a heart, He infects the whole person. His cosmic grace, power, strength, and joy soaks through the DNA with no strand uncovered. My attitude is my witness to a lost and dying world that my joy, my hope, and my grace for living out each and every situation is not up for sale to the highest bidder of circumstance.
"... be transformed by the renewing of your mind ..." Romans 12:2
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