Lifestyle quicksand lurks in dark places

Some behaviors are like quicksand. They lure you in and then gradually pull you under. Behaviors motivated by feelings and/or desires, are often harmful.

We have the right to agree or disagree with people’s behavior, but we don’t have the right to be unkind to them.

Discovering and stopping our own wrong behaviors, will help us more than looking for other people’s wrong behaviors. No matter how much you blame others for your problems, your behavioral choices have shaped your life.

Though your words may try to hide it, what you believe can be seen in your behavior. Bad outcomes come from bad behavior.

Consistently good behavior is hard to maintain without courage and a strong conscience. Any good behavior I have, comes from Jesus. The bad I’m capable of on my own.

If Jesus isn’t continually influencing your behavior, perhaps you’re following the religious Jesus rather than the living, resurrected One. Following self and following the living Jesus, lead in two different directions.

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 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 in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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2 Responses to Lifestyle quicksand lurks in dark places

  1. Jon says:

    Good post! Psychology has us slaves to emotions and counsels emotions “just are” and ought to be accepted at face value without value judgement or guilt. The Word tells us to take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ. If we do (rather, if we choose to allow Him to help us align with the truth), we can freely enjoy the resulting emotions: love, joy, peace, patience, and other good fruit.

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