Thursday, November 10, 2016

Living a Good Life Regardless of Perception

For it is Godʼs will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as Godʼs slaves.

1 Peter 2:15‭-‬16 NIV

*One of the things that I've noticed lately is how people try to find bad things about people, instead of lifting those people up. For some, it's a natural fulfilment to be able to have an "A-ha, caught you" moment... And I can't help,  but ask God why people are so obsessed with finding wrong in others. Could it be the wrong doing that they feel within themselves, and won't to passify that wrong by finding something out about others? Let's be real... No one is perfect. However, we should be striving to do good to remove the bad from our hearts and actions. We should even do good to those who talk about us or look for bad in us, which will always overshadow the ignorant talk of looking for poor behavior in the first place... Live free from people's opinions and thoughts,  but may the good we display be sincere and not used for malicious intent. We should be more in tune to what God says and thinks of us,  which will develop into a natural habit of submitting to Him. This submission will begin to influence your thoughts and actions, and the good in you will come naturally.

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