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One Question To Change Your Attitude Every Day

by Amy Groeschel

To change your attitude, you’ve got to change your thoughts. Sounds simple, right? It is. But it’s not easy. What would happen if you asked yourself this simple question every day: What does your heart look like?

Is it anxious or fearful? Is it lonely or broken? Is it selfish, proud, or irritable? Maybe, it’s content and filled with gratitude.

What does your heart look like?

For a while, I had this question posted up on my bathroom mirror so I could think about it daily. Quite honestly, some days I didn’t want to. I’d rather ignore my heart and stay angry, resentful, or anxious a little longer. But eventually, I’d be challenged to change my heart and my attitude.

You see, I believe we need this daily self-reflection much more than our routine self-inspection of our physical image. Many of us spend much more time looking at our physical appearance than evaluating our attitude.

As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart. Proverbs 27:19 NIV

You and I are not the sum total of our outward appearance. In fact, we’re the opposite. Our hearts reveal who we truly are. We know this, right? Yet, how often do we forget this truth?

If you’re not sure how to examine your attitude, just consider what you’ve been thinking or saying lately. Jesus explained it this way, “… For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” (Matthew 12:34 NIV)

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If you just thought, “Ouch,” that’s okay. Seriously, if we don’t get real, we can’t heal. Sorry about the rhyme, but you know it’s true. To change your attitude, you’ve got to change your thoughts. So, how’s your heart today?