Monday, March 12, 2018


A man named David was chosen by God to be the next King of Israel yet afterwards he hid in caves in the wilderness because the current King wanted to kill him.

Surely God knew that when He went public with His desire for David to be King it would spur Saul onto jealousy?  And Saul knew how to throw spears.  And David learned how to dodge spears!

Many years before God chose David he chose another man named Joseph and gave him a dream!  Sounds delightful!  A dream from God!

Although, the brother's of Joseph weren't delighted with the "dreamer" so they threw him in a pit  which led to Joseph being sold into slavery and then wrongfully accused of rape and being incarcerated for a crime he didn't commit.

How can we fully explain why these men had to experience what they did but history and the Bible tell us that David did become King and the God given dream of Joseph was fulfilled.

Joseph was put in a position to protect the birthing process of a Nation and David would later lead that Nation.

How did they reach the goal after facing daunting circumstances?  ATTITUDE!


I've heard it said before that attitude will determine your altitude!

Attitude, everybody has one!  Attitude will determine your destiny!  

Wait a minute I thought God determines my destiny?  It was God's plan for a whole generation of the Children of Israel to enter the promised land after being delivered from Egyptian bondage yet they died in the wilderness.

WHY?  Because of their ATTITUDE!  They did nothing but murmur and complain which expressed their ungrateful hearts of unbelief.


"in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

An attitude of gratitude is everything!  

When I'm thankful in all things it communicates to God that I trust Him and believe that whatever He's promised is true and my friends that's everything to God.

"And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him."  (Hebrews 11:6)

Running to Win,



  1. Great post. I replaced attitude with character. Character seems to be the root of a persons moral and mental qualities. For example if you have the character of a complainer you will have an attitude of complaining. If you have a character of joy, you will have an attitude of joy.