Your conscience can make you happy. Give it a chance.

Perhaps happiness only seems hard to find. Maybe it’s all around us but we ignore it.

Every time you give your conscience an excuse, it gets weaker from misuse. Some attractions are distractions leading to harmful actions. Follow your conscience. Distractions are mental hijackers. An ignored conscience results in many problems and much guilt.

The purpose of conscience is to warn us of harmful thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The most ignored warning system in the world is the human conscience. Sometimes people will go to great extremes to avoid facing their conscience.

What you ignore can hurt you. It’s not difficult to become distracted from truth. Continual denial can be disastrous. It’s dangerous to live continually unconscious of your conscience. Be courageous. Ask your conscience, “How can I improve my life?”

Much that is called entertainment is better ignored than absorbed. When I ignore me, I’m happy. I find myself to be most happy and fulfilled when I have a focus beyond myself.

The deliberate avoidance of facts is dangerous. One way people try to soothe their conscience is by ignoring certain facts. To ignore or deny what you know is true, is to intentionally lie to yourself. The most important place for “law & order” is your own mind & emotions.

Conscience is the voice of God warning us of self-destructive danger. The possibility of a God who holds us accountable, is often ignored because of inconvenience. The purpose of our conscience isn’t to sooth our pain, but to avoid even more pain.

Ignore the ugly noise of anger and hate. Focus on showing kindness to everyone.

Ignoring harmful distractions is a skill that can be learned. Find an inspiring focus. A to-do list is fine, but it’s also good to put harmful things on a to-ignore list.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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