One of the biggest difference-makers in your destiny is the attitude you choose to adopt on a daily basis. Many people choose to adopt a griping, complaining attitude, always seeing the worst in every scenario. However, God wants there to be a song in your heart, a shout on your lips. If you go into this season with your praise out front, focusing on all the promises and blessings He has for you, you’re sure to win.
One of the keys to living out this mindset is to exercise faith. Keeping your praise out front will influence how you believe God’s Word. Are you able to see his goodness and his promises with your heart before you see them with your eyes? It’s easy to worship after the battle is won; but God wants us to believe him before it comes to pass! That’s faith—faith is simply seeing God’s deliverance in your heart before you see it with your eyes.
What holds us back from keeping our praise out front? Our biggest limitation is the person in the mirror. It’s what we’re scared to believe. It’s our doubts and insecurities. It’s what you’re unwilling to surrender. We’ve got to keep believing God until we see the fulfillment of his promises.
Hang on until it’s done—until the victory is won. Sometimes, we don’t know how long that’s going to take…but we persevere and stay faithful and faith-filled until we see it. Jesus went up on the cross, but he didn’t lay down his head until he said, “It is finished.” Unless it’s finished, we are still fighting the good fight.
So it comes down to this: to keep your praise out front, have a Godly perspective, exercise your faith, and let go of anything that’s getting in the way of standing firmly on God’s promises. Then, you’ll see your entire outlook change, and you’ll be a positive, shining example in a world full of people who focus only on the negative.
Dr. Derek Grier