Do What Is Right!

do what is right
Each day we all have decisions to make based on what is right and what is wrong. Sometimes the decisions are small and sometimes they are big but the result is always one of two outcomes, right or wrong.
 
This past weekend I had the privilege that 5 of my 8 grandchildren came to visit for the weekend. The conversations and topics were endless but one stood out to me.
 
The discussion was about doing what was right in a world where so many people do wrong. It was hard for my young grandchild to understand that she should try to do what was right no matter what. NO MATTER WHAT!
 
As adults we struggle with this same thing. Someone takes more breaks than they are allowed, makes excess personal phone calls during the work day , says they arrived at work earlier than they really did, takes office supplies home to use for personal use and the list goes on.
 
How do we do the right thing knowing others around us are doing the wrong thing and seemingly getting away with it? We call on God to give us strength to do what is right, that is how. Without God leading and guiding us we will fail miserably. Doing right will not always be easy but at least you can sleep at night and be proud of the decisions you made that day. You can also know that your heavenly Father is proud of you too.

We All Fall Down

Romans 3:23 Because all people have sinned, they have fallen short of God’s glory.

I attended a class a few nights ago to hear about a healthy weight loss program. The room was full, mostly of women, who were there to hear that loosing weight was possible for them. The instructor ask the class how many had tried and failed to loose weight and finally given up all hopes that it was not possible. Hands went up across the room.

How many of you have tried to quit ______ sin so many times and so many ways and failed so now that now you have quit trying. Do you feel that you have failed so much that even God is tired of you trying to quit?

The Bible says that all we have all fail and we fail a lot, every day as a matter of fact. No one is perfect, no matter how perfect they appear. Every Christian struggles to be the best they can be for Christ, some just hide their struggles a little better than others. Some struggles can be hidden more than others while others are out front and everyone sees them.

At the end of the class, I saw smiles, including my own and women walking out with HOPE. Today I want to give you hope that no matter how you struggle with your sin that you are not alone, we all struggle. I want to encourage you to keep trying to overcome it, no matter what it is. There is a story in the bible about a young man who left his father, took his inheritance and left home. He failed to make it on his own and went back home, humbly, to his father to ask for help. When he arrived home, his father threw him a party and welcomed him home. If you have quit God because you have quit trying to stop your sin, go home. He is waiting to throw you welcome you home, no matter how long you have been gone.

Be encouraged! You can do it with God’s help. It may not easy, it may not be fast, BUT YOU CAN DO IT.