"Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus, who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be used for His own advantage."
"Tell me something good!" he would say when I saw him. "I'm doing great!" he would say when I would ask him how he was doing. The late Coach Randy Walker had an infectious attitude in life. He was one of the most positive men I have ever been around. This attitude is something I now refer to as a "walkitude." A walkitude is an overwhelming positive view of life that is lived out in everyday actions and attitudes. He lived his life just that way.
Randy Walker knew the Lord. His faith in Christ was evident as a coach. Those who knew him knew where he stood in his faith. Daily he chose to have a great attitude. In Philippians, we are challenged by Paul to have an attitude like that of Christ. Through God, Jesus became man so that He could seek and serve the lost. He faced life with gladness and joy because He knew what was to come and the greatness that heaven would bring. Jesus' whole life was an example. He set the standard for the attitude each of us should carry every day.
I am still working on my walkitude and on having an attitude like that of Christ. I know if someone challenged Christ with, "Tell me something good!" He would come back with a great answer and with Scripture to back it up. I certainly have a lot to learn from the life of Randy Walker and the life of Christ. So . . . how is your walkitude?
1. Do you view life as a blessing or as a curse?
2. Is your attitude like Christ's or one of selfishness?
3. Today, how can your attitude become a walkitude?