Doing The Right Thing
There is a growing trend in America to see everyone as victims who are not responsible for their
actions. As a result, we tend not to see where we were wrong, but instead look around for
someone else to blame for our behavior.
If we are going to learn to do the right thing, there are four things you must do:
1. You must take responsibility for your own actions.
We cannot put off till tomorrow what we know should be done today.
We must take responsibility for our own lives and be ready. Rom. 14:12; Gal. 6:5
2. You must desire to do what is right.
Many people are completely capable of doing what is right, but they do not want to do what is
right. They know the right thing, but they do not want to do the right thing. John 14:15
3. You must know what is right.
How do you know what is right? In our culture you go by how you feel. If it feels like the right
thing, then it must be the right thing. You don’t want to base everything on how you feel or what
everyone else is doing.
You want to base what you are doing on the solid Word of God. And you cannot base your life
and actions on the Word of God if you do not read and study the Word of God. 2 Tim. 2:15
4. You must have a plan to keep you on the right path.
You cannot just hope everything will go okay and that you make all the right decisions. It does
not happen automatically. It only happens on purpose when you seek the will of God
intentionally. Jer. 29:11