We make choices and decisions everyday. Are they inline with what God wants for us? Most people call Jesus Lord, but are we doing what He says? Are we living the way He taught us to? Or have we made ourselves the boss man or boss woman of our own lives?
Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, ~ Psalm 1:1 NIV
CHOOSE GOD’S STANDARDS, NOT THE WORLD’S
Living above society’s moral decline involves the choices we make regarding our conversations, the way we dress, what we read, and the TV shows and movies we watch. It also has to do with the level of integrity with which we live our personal lives, interact with other people and conduct ourselves in our businesses or professions.
As Christians, we need to encourage one another to live by godly standards and resist the pull of the world. A well-known quote offers some good advice: ‘Watch your thoughts, for they become words. Watch your words, for they become actions. Watch your actions, for they become habits. Watch your habits, for they become character. Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.’
One of God’s great gifts to mankind is the power of choice. If we want to enjoy the blessings He has for us, we need to make lifestyle choices that align with His Word and are consistent with the values of His Word, not choices reflecting the constantly eroding values of the world.
Excerpt from Promises For Your Every Day Life
Living by God’s Word, being a doer and not just a hearer of His Word, is not always easy. BUT lets not make that an excuse to do what we want. Let’s not make imperfection an excuse for not living right in our Father’s eyes.
We have been given a choice to live the way we want, already knowing the consequences. (…the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life, read again Psalm 1.)
We have also been given a helper, Holy Spirit, to help us live according to God’s Word and will. It is up to us if we accept that help or not.