You will never achieve anything of great consequence until you move from doing what you feel like doing to doing what you ought to be doing.
Or put another way, you will never really get traction in your life until you do something because to not do it would produce shame.
Shame is a good thing. We humans are the only ones on earth that experience shame. The reason is because we are more than a being with free-will (animals have free-will); but we humans are more than animals, we are moral free-will agents.
In other words you are being held accountable by God for your choices and the consequences they produce.
This is a good thing; there is little worse than not mattering, and trust me…you matter.
The question of the day is not, “What would you like to do?” or “What do you feel like doing?” The question of the day is, “What are you suppose to be doing?” Get that answer right and align your choices with achieving what you are suppose to be achieving and you will be a success today.
Furthermore, string together a lifetime of answering that question and acting accordingly and you will be a great person who leaves behind a legacy of blessed lives and a better world.
The reason the world is in the condition it is in today is because there are so many people not doing what they’re supposed to be doing. The good news is that can change—one person at a time. You be that one. There’s little you can do about others, but you can certainly do what you’re supposed to do. Do that and leave the rest with God.
- The ONE THING for today: Condition yourself to ask in every situation, “What am I suppose to be doing?”
12 So then each of us shall give account of himself to God.
Romans 14:12 (NKJV)