2. Positive Attitude
The Bible says that David encouraged himself in the Lord (1 Samuel 30:6). Lest you think that David had so many wonderful things going on in his life, realize this verse also says that at the time David’s military men were rising up in mutiny to stone him.
David had led the army to war. While they were away from home their city was burned to the ground and all their women and children were taken prisoners. Things were not going well in David’s life.
David put on a positive attitude and looked to the one source of help he knew he could trust—God. In the next few verses David prayed and looked to God for direction. Then he obeyed what the Lord had said.
Like David, you too can encourage yourself to do what is right. David encouraged himself to pray. He encouraged himself to rise up and do what he knew was right to do.
You can have a positive attitude even when things are not going your way in life. Negative people are negative because they choose to be. Positive people are positive because they choose to be. What is your choice in your situation?
Undoubtedly you’ve heard the illustration of the two shoe salesmen who went to a primitive tribe where no one wore shoes.
One salesman looked at the situation in disgust and wrote back to the home office that he would never be able to do well among the primitive tribe because no one wore shoes.
The other salesman wrote back excited with all the possibilities because no one there had any shoes yet.
Your choice, like David’s, will affect your outlook. You can choose to be negative, or choose to be positive.
1 Samuel 30:6 “And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David encouraged himself in the LORD his God.”