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"Attitude is Everything"Stuart JonesEvery championship team looks back at the hard work they invested throughout the season with a smile as they carry the trophy off the field. Each of those players understands that the blood, sweat, and tears that were spent on the practice field had a great deal to do with the ultimate outcome of their season. It was the team that saw practicing as a joy that reached its ultimate goal. Folks on the sideline looked on as those players gave of themselves day after day, drill after drill, for hours upon end working on the practice field. And many of the onlookers couldn’t understand how or why those players wanted to be out there practicing for all those long hours. There was another team whose players dreaded practice and who hated the thought of giving maximum effort each day. That team ended up with a miserable season. Giving of our resources for use in God’s kingdom is often viewed by many people as a rough practice in the middle of a hot, sunny day. Each of us has to decide if we view giving as drudgery and torture or if we see it as a joyful opportunity to invest in something that will produce great rewards. 2 Corinthians 9:6-7 says, “Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”