May 18, 2018
Oftentimes, believers still find it hard to do what’s right. Usually they make excuses, saying that they don’t know the right thing to do in certain situation or conditions. This is usually the case because:
1. They don’t have a living relationship with God
If believers connect accurately with God, they will keep experiencing the work of the word and Spirit in their life. They will constantly receive God’s anointing helping and guiding their lives as New Creations to make the right decisions.
2. They are bound/governed by their own innacurate heart desires
Their inaccurate heart desires keep urging them, silencing all guidance and warning from their heart and logic that directs them to do the right thing. In the end, they listen more to the voice of their inaccurate heart desires.
3. They are ruled by their heart’s raging negative emotions, grudges or inner conflict
This causes them to disregard the voice of their conscience and sane mind, or even the warning from the people whom God sends.
Negative emotions, inner conflict and grudges which we don’t tackle quickly will become a gap for the enemy to enter and destroy our lives (John 10:10, Ephesians 4:26-27).
4. They don’t want to pay the price to do what’s right
These kind of people still live in their natural/human nature. They have a “shortcut”/”quick fix solution” mentality: “if I could get something quickly (even without regard to rules and norms), why must I wait for long? Why go through process if I could use a shortcut?”. Truly, however, by making excuses from doing the right thing, we have denied our true identity.
1 John 3:19a (NASB) We will know by this that we are of the truth.
1 John 2:27 (NASB) As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him.
The word “teach” roots in the Greek word “Didaskō”, which could be translated as “teaching, exchanging thoughts to give instruction”. “But as His anointing ‘teaches’ (Greek: Didasko) about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught (Greek: Didasko) you, you abide in Him.”
As New Creations, we are born carrying a different nature! We are of the truth! Our fate is to always do what’s right! By consistently guarding the quality of our living relationship with God, the work of His word and Spirit will automatically stay within us. The work of the word and Spirit is the element which will condition us to always do what’s right by creating accurate decisions. And even though we make a wrong decision, we won’t hide and pass the blame to others (trying to ‘wash our hands’ or to look for a ‘scapegoat’) – we will act to fix our mistakes. For without any real action, all expression of repentance is meaningless – life changes towards a better future needs real action!
Starting from now, make a decision to always do what is right. And even though we make a mistake, act quickly to fix it. Let’s build a better world through every accurate decisions we make in our daily life. By living an accurate life, we will influence and transform the lives of those who interact with us. #iLoveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus