So, what is your greatest power? Could it be found in your bank account, your intelligence, your strength, or perhaps your personality? No, your greatest power is your power of choice. Chuck Swindoll writes, “The most significant decision I make each day is my choice of an attitude. When my attitudes are right, there’s no barrier too high, no valley too deep, no dream too extreme, no challenge too great for me.”
If you believe that, then you will realize that each day you hold power to choose. To choose a great attitude and outlook for the day, and by so doing, you then, through the power of choice, reject anything that would bring into your life negativity, bitterness, or aggravation.
One day President Thomas Jefferson and a group of companions were traveling across the country on horseback. They came to a river that had overflowed its banks because of a recent downpour. The flood had washed away the bridge, so each rider was forced to cross on horseback, fighting against the strong currents. A traveler who was not part of the group stepped aside to watch. After several riders had plunged in and made it to the other side, the stranger asked if President Jefferson would carry him across. The president agreed without hesitation. So the man climbed on the horse, and the two of them made it safely to the other side. As the stranger slide off the horse, one of Jefferson’s companions asked, “Why did you ask the president?” The man was shocked and said he had no idea that he was the president, he went on to say, “All I knew was on some of your faces was written no, but on his face was yes.” When we choose to have a great attitude, it shows up on our faces!