The self-focused choice is seldom the best choice.

To choose
To accuse
Is often
An attempt
To excuse

To choose
To excuse
Your conscience
Is to fuse
To bad choices.

Choice means responsibility. We’re all accountable for the choices we make.

Selfish choices are often unjust. Choices made while ignoring conscience and compassion are often cruel. Too much focus on personal preference causes people to make unwise and selfish choices. Selfish choices are rarely caring and compassionate toward others. The self-focused choice is seldom the best choice.

The choices we make create consequences we have to cope with in our life. Choosing to destroy the unwanted consequences of a choice you made is often a self-focused coverup. For example, people often think that taking the life of their unborn child will put their ducks in a row but instead it can cause them to wade thru a lifetime of guilt.

God’s creation/God’s choice. Become conscious of your conscience and you will hear the voice of God. If you have to talk your conscience into accepting a decision, you probably should make another choice.

Christ-followers’ job is to let God’s Spirit be their guide, not to make their own choices–to follow His will, not their desires. Church tends to train Christians to focus on what Jesus did in the past (and of course knowing who Jesus is and what He did is vital) but that’s not enough. We also need to learn to focus on what Jesus is doing now (moment by moment) and cooperate with Him.

Sitting down beside a troubled person and compassionately asking their name can calm them with your show of concern. It can open their heart to your kindness. It distracts them from their angst and refocuses them on a caring connection with a fellow human.

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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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