“High and Dry or Low and In Tow?”

StartThe New Year. The New Year! THE NEW YEAR!!!

Perhaps the best time to begin a new discipline, a new hobby, a new task; to start a new way of life! Right…it all depends on You!

Did you know that the success of everything that you are going to accomplish, or not accomplish depends on your attitude? “If relationship determines response, then attitude determines altitude!” I am not one for the “one liner” leadership lessons, but I am about statements that ring true.

God told Joshua in Joshua 1:9, “This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” God gives us this command! It is not a chore, it is not a task – IT IS AN ATTITUDE and a PROMISE – all together! He will be with you!

Sometimes though the “going” gets a little “rough”…Guess what…

Paul said in Romans 5, “3 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. 4 And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. 5 And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. 6 When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners.”

So, not just because it is the New Year; but because you are ready to experience all that God has for you -pick up your attitude and know that God will never leave you high and dry or low and in tow! He is right there with you. So “Be Strong and Courageous!”

So I leave you with this…

Watch your thoughts, for the become words.

Watch your words, for they become actions.

Watch your actions, for they become habits.

Watch your habits, for the become character.

Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.

Frank Outlaw, Pres. of Bi-Lo Stores