Thursday, January 6, 2011
Making the Right Choice is Hard Work!
Why is it that when someone makes a good choice or does the right thing, we take it for granted? Our culture is quick to criticise, but we are not as good at complimenting and that's too bad. It's interesting how many times I've listened to people who have gotten into trouble, deep trouble, who begin with, "Well, at the time I knew it was the wrong choice, but it seemed like a little thing," or "I thought just this one time", or "who will notice?" The little mistake sadly led to larger and larger ones. Back to my original question. Why was it so hard in the beginning to do the right thing? The next time you see someone make a good choice, choose the noble course, make the honest decision, take the higher ground, don't shrug your shoulders and say, "What's the big deal, that's what they are supposed to do." Instead, say, "Hallelujah!! Thanks be to God!! We need more people in the world like you to set the right example."