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Rising Above Adversity
By Victoria Osteen - Nov 02, 2010
Every day, life brings new opportunities and thousands of new choices. One of the first choices you get to make each day is about your attitude. When you wake up with enthusiasm and choose to be grateful,you are "putting on" the right attitude. You are setting your day up for success and opening the door to be used by God in a powerful way!

Whether you realize it or not, attitude is a choice. We can't just wait and allow our circumstances to dictate our attitude. We have to be on the offensive and choose our perspective for each day. I've heard it said that attitude determines altitude. Everyone faces difficulties. We all have obstacles that seem impossible to overcome. However, the difference between those who are able to rise above their adversities and those who get stuck in them is attitude.

You don't have to be around our ministry very long to hear a message on having a thankful attitude. A thankful attitude is a form of praise that shows that your faith and hope is in God. I believe it is one of the main keys to living the abundant life God has in store because when you choose a thankful attitude, you are connecting yourself to your Creator God—the source of all life, peace, joy and provision.

Today, you may have had some negative things happen. You may have some challenges or unexpected situations in your path; but remember, a thankful attitude and a heart of praise will empower you to rise above any adversity you may face and carry you into the life of blessing He has prepared for you!

Don't forget to vote today! Prayerfully consider the candidate that you should vote for. God knows the hearts of man, and He holds the future. Trust Him to guide you in every decision in life!
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