Have you ever acted badly? Have you ever thought badly? Now we’re not talking only about the real bad things here; but the seemingly un-harmful things also. The deeds that are being done that most people are doing and you just fall right in or the thoughts that change your thinking about God and about men (persons). If you would just take a minute and ponder, you will know what we mean. All that bad stuff, have you ever said to yourself, “What am I doing?” or “What am I thinking? or down the road a while, the “What was I thinking?” Don’t you long for the day when you just act rightly? Now I’m not talking about never being wrong…but that deep down our motives were/are good. For me sometimes I wish that I could go back in time and correct those things where I was “bad”, wasn’t up to par…where I acted or thought in a sinful way. There I said it, sin! But we can’t go back in time and we have to deal with our actions and thoughts.
Dealing with these “bad” things is not easy. Well for me it isn’t easy but for us Christians the process is not that complicated. We need to humble our selves before God. That is when God, through the Spirit, convicts us we must listen. Like ask the question, “Did I do that Lord?” And we should already know the answer, yes, He’s convicting you. Now we need to repent, confess our bad actions, thoughts to God and ask forgiveness. Then sometimes you may need to take care of business with people also if needed, that is asking their forgiveness. Then there needs to be a change; we don’t want to be doing the same thing over and over. We need to ask God to help us to change that action, thought…and to replace it with the good. Now the verse would be Phil. 1:6 “ for I am confident of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ.” Aren’t you glad that God is working in our lives? He’s doing a good work!