Colossians 3:23

And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.

During World War II, Victor Frankl, an Austrian neurologist and psychologist, experienced his entire life being stripped away from him at a Nazi concentration camp. His entire family was killed by the Nazis. The soldiers tortured and abused him, and everything he loved was taken away. He later wrote this about being in the concentration camp, “Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” What he experienced was everything being taken away from him and, yet, he learned that we have the right to choose our attitude about the circumstances we are not able to change.

A Believer has all of heaven within himself if he is truly born again into Christ. Yet sometimes we fail to live up to our full potential. One of the main problems is simply our attitude. The attitude with which we approach the Lord and the situation or circumstance we are facing will greatly affect our outcome.

Here in Colossians, Paul tells the people that in whatever they do to do it with all your being behind it and with all your heart, like you were doing it for the Lord and not for men. Victor Frankl realized that even in front of Nazi soldiers who were beating him, that having the attitude of defeat and disregard for what happened to him wouldn’t get him anywhere. Shouldn’t we have the same approach to the Lord and Savior of our lives?

Check your attitude about what is going on in your life. Go to the Lord with the attitude, “Lord in whatever circumstance I am in, or in whatever change you would allow to happen, let me stand on your Word and go at it with all my heart and being.”

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28 I want to speak just for a few moments, and that will be just a few moments, ’cause I want to get them people with the prayer cards up here and pray for them. And omitting any other thing but just praying for the sick. But before we pray for the sick, we’ve got to get the people in that attitude. It’s the attitude that always brings the results. It’s the attitude that you take towards God. 

29 Here is a woman touched His garment, she was healed, with a blood issue. A soldier spit in His face and put a crown of thorns on His head, and felt no virtue.

30 It’s your approach. The attitude is what it takes. And that’s what it is tonight, dear friend, it takes the attitude. We are, and believe that we are, in the Presence of Jesus Christ, but it’s your attitude that brings the results. The mechanics is here, and so is the dynamics. If you can just get started, God will do the rest.

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