Two recent posts on the Jack’s Winning Words blog struck me as belonging together –
“Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right.” (FDR)
“The difficulty in life is the choice.” (George Moore)
Most of us know the difference between right and wrong and we know that the choice is up to us. For most the choice to do the right thing is obvious; but, for some the other choice is just too tempting or too easy. For some, the shortcut seems to be the route that they always take. An when that fails. Those same people have another tendency – to try to blame their failures on others or on society, when the right thing to do would be to accept responsibility.
We occasionally see one of those feels good stories on the TV news about people finding a wallet or an envelope or bag with money in it and returning it to the rightful owner, even if they could really use the money themselves. There was recently such a story on the Detroit area news. Those people had a choice; and maybe it was a difficult one; but they did the right thing. What would you do if you found that envelope with $1,000 worth of bearer bonds in it?
We have hundreds of choices to make each day that involve right and wrong. Some may seem more difficult to us than others, but we know, in the back of our minds, what the right choice is. Perhaps it is there, in the back of our minds, while listening to those little voices (which cartoonists always draw as the devil and an angel), that we make or decisions. Make sure that you listen to the right voice. God may be whispering to you, even while the devil is shouting, but you know what the right thing is to do.
Have a great weekend Listen for God’s whisper and make good choices. Do the right thing!