I glanced at the stats on my blog for the morning. A SEVEN HUNDRED percent increase in visitors this morning? What a thrilling feeling. . . for about 30 seconds. The realist in me says there is a temporary glitch.
Make no mistake, I do believe attitude makes a tremendous difference in how you approach your situation. It can affect the necessary decisions, leave room for hope, and improve your relationships, among many other benefits. It is not about the reality of the situation; it is how you approach the situation. It does not mean that you ignore the facts. There must be an honest assessment of your options and how you will respond. The choice of attitude can allow for a good outcome, believe for a spectacular ending that can only come by a miracle, or assume the very worst. You must allow for an outcome you do not want, or the ensuing outcome can send you spiraling emotionally and physically if you don’t see the ending you believe is there. It is all about balance.
“I do not recall another period when “faith” was as popular as it is today. If only we believe hard enough we’ll make it somehow. So goes the popular chant. What you believe is not important. Only believe… What is overlooked in all this is that faith is good only when it engages truth; when it is made to rest upon falsehood it can and often does lead to eternal tragedy. For it is not enough that we believe; we must believe the right thing about the right One.”