Next to our relationship with God, our attitude is vitally important in how we deal with life circumstances. More than skill, knowledge, or aptitude, our attitude has a monumental impact on our success. I believe it was Chuck Swindoll, who said, "The most significant decision I can make on a day-to-day basis is my choice of attitude. The attitude I choose keeps me going or cripples my progress. When my attitudes are right, there's no mountain too high, no valley too deep, no dream too extreme."
Yes, it's a choice! Attitude is not something that you're born with or someone gives to you, neither is attitude dependent upon things going on outside of you. Attitude is a choice that is made on the inside! And our attitude affects our altitude.
In our text, we see that Stephen is faced with some severe circumstances but yet we also see that his attitude affects his sight, surroundings, and spirituality. No matter the circumstances we may face, it is critical to choose to have the right attitude.