Is your attitude impacting your impact?

Disclaimer: Pastors are people too. I hope this didn’t burst your bubble
too much that you stop reading. Pastors have feelings, emotions and
questions just like everyone else. Even the most beloved characters of the
Bible had challenging moments and didn’t make the wisest of decisions. In
my particular case it was the Harvest Festival. I wasn’t angry for myself
but on behalf of all the people that put their heart and soul into this
event. The entire week was beautiful, until the day of the event. The wind
was blowing hard and it was cold; I couldn’t believe it. Before long I let
my attitude start to impact my impact. When you let your attitude impact
your impact it can go one of two ways. Left unchecked it can make you
become bitter, angry, doubtful, etc. That is exactly what I was starting to
do. I was angry and I began to question God as to why he would allow this
to happen. Thankfully the Holy Spirit is patient with me and listened to my
pity party. But at the end of my rant I had a choice to make. I could
either wallow in pity or I can choose to celebrate what was about to happen
either way. I chose the latter. As soon as my attitude changed I began to
hear the Lord. The Lord is so good at making things simple, “Eliminate the
elements.” So with 30 minutes until it opened and with guests already
showing up, we grabbed all the games, tables and one ginormous inflatable
slide/boucehouse and brought it into the sanctuary. And everything from
that moment on went as God already foresaw it would, beautifully. Don’t let
your attitude negatively impact your impact. Whenever the moment arises
choose to do what’s right even when you don’t feel like it. God is with you
and ready to help you and give you whatever you need. Attitude is
everything so don’t do anything until you get it in check. If you need a
little encouragement here are some verses to help you out (Proverbs 3:5-6,
Isaiah 40:31, Isaiah 26:3, 2 Timothy 1:7, Matthew 6:33, Psalm 121:1-3,
Philippians 4:13).