Keys 101:Some things are not necessarily wrong; they’re just not necessary. Most of the choices you make in life are not really a matter between good and bad. It’s more a matter of what’s best for you. It’s seems like common sense, right. Not so much, for some who are people pleasers and users.
A lot of things are morally neutral. To make a good decision, you need to go to a higher standard and ask, “Will what I’m about to do make me a better person?” That’s called the improvement test.
I’ve been recently practicing this on my spiritual journey- And, I see the benefits of the test.
Not to mention the test of integrity is that your public life and your private life match — what’s in your heart and what’s in your life are the same thing. You ask yourself the question, “Would I want everyone to know about this decision that I’m making?” The truth is, when it comes to integrity, even if you can fool everyone else, you can’t fool yourself. And if you violate your own conscience, you have to pay for that. I’m sure you’ve had the “I’m wrong” conversation with yourself in the car, in the mirror or on the toilet. I know I have.
Sometimes we know we’re about to do the wrong thing. We know we shouldn’t do it, but this thought comes to our mind: “I know I’m doing the wrong thing, but I’m going to go ahead and do it because I know God is a forgiving God.”
He knows every bad decision leaves scars in your life. And he wants better for us.
Let’s work on being better human beings for ourselves and GOD…the benefits are amazing and everything else in the universe will fall in place.