- Sep 2010
- Normanton, Far North West Queensland
Yes God knows our heart. We all struggle with many aspects of life. Some more than others.There is some truth to that but a person can submit to God's Will and not have a good attitude. I think it is dishonest for someone to pretend they have a good attitude when they don't and God will know the difference.
All people cannot be upbeat all the time, but the most important thing is what we do. In the 12 step programs I used to attend they said "feelings just are."
Nothing bothers me more than some people who come around at work with their positive attitude trying to cheer me up when I am struggling just to get through all my problems. I know they do not understand so I have to just grin and bear it. Those people where I work have no conception of how different my life is from theirs. It is not their fault.
To me a good attitude is the constant desire to work on all those issues and be as good as we can. To me a good attitude is being aware when we fail and asking God to assist with the change.
Good thing to remember dear friend, is that no matter how bad life becomes, there are others that have had it much worse.
Please note that I also know that these attempts at motivation are not always helpful. My wife suffers from Manic Depression, which is always with her. It would not matter how positive I am, it does not pierce the darkness at times.
But she is positive that God looks after her and somehow she will cope. She has managed to continue living this life, even when the very strong desire is not to be here.
Thus I see a good attitude is not necessarily connected with a comfortable and happy life. It may be in the time of the greatest suffering a person can face, with an attitude of may God's Will be done, is the most positive attitude.