Attitude Change

Can you recall a time or two when you saw God actually change the mind of someone in authority – a boss or a professor maybe, or your parents when you were young? You saw Him so change their mind that, rather than hindering something He had called you to, they helped it along? Me too. Those are such great surprises!

But then there are other times when it seems like everywhere we turn, we’re facing a brick wall, right? While we wait for God to either intervene or redirect our efforts, it can be tempting to let impatience get the best of us. At least it is for me. Yet God asks us to keep trusting Him with an expectant heart.

Not every day will be a “fully expectant and trusting Him” day; still, let’s try. Let’s ask Him to help us look to Him with a measure of hope and faith for the next twenty-four hours. Who knows? Maybe this will be the day that someone in charge decides to remove the obstacles that are standing in our way!

For seven days they celebrated… because the LORD had filled them with joy by changing the attitude of the king of Assyria so that he assisted them in the work on the house of God, the God of Israel. (Ezra 6:22 HCSB)

Even if you don’t change the attitude of that “king” in my life today, Lord, will You please keep a watch on my mind and spirit? I look to You with hope and anticipation, knowing You will somehow make a way for Your work to be done, whenever the time is right. And in the meantime, grand me Your patience.

This is an excerpt from 100 Days of Joy and Strength by Candace Cameron Bure – a devotional book released by DaySpring publishing. Learn more about this book, or shop other books & devotionals from DaySpring.