James 4:16-17 (AMPC) 16 But as it is, you boast [falsely] in your presumption and your self-conceit. All such boasting is wrong.17 So any person who knows what is right to do but does not do it, to him it is sin.
If you find yourself complaining throughout the day and feel overloaded and stressed – it is an indication you might have the wrong motives with the activities you are doing each day. We can wear ourselves out trying to please people. We become grouchy and unpleasant to be around and take our stress out on others when our situation is the result of our own motives.
Now let’s switch it up. How many things do you do strictly for God? Or do you help others because you want nothing in return but just to help someone who needs the help? It is time to stop wasting our life on things that do not produce good fruit in our lives. It is good to do things just because it is the right thing to do. It can be difficult to change to do things because we want God’s approval instead of people approval.
God sees what other people do not see and what we do not see in ourselves. It is up to us to work with God to ask Him to help us to understand our motives.
Matthew 6:1-4 (AMPC) 6 Take care not to do your good deeds publicly or before men, in order to be seen by them; otherwise you will have no reward [[a]reserved for and awaiting you] with and from your Father Who is in heaven. 2 Thus, whenever you give to the poor, do not blow a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites in the synagogues and in the streets like to do, that they may be [b]recognized and honored and praised by men. Truly I tell you, they have their reward [c]in full already. 3 But when you give to charity, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 So that your deeds of charity may be in secret; and your Father Who sees in secret will reward you openly.
If you would like to accept Jesus as your savior, and you are not quite sure how, it is as simple as saying a prayer to God letting Him know you are ready to accept Him into your life. Say this prayer if you would like to invite Jesus to live in your heart:
Father God, I love you and believe in you. I need you Lord and I am sorry for my sins and the way that I live. Lord, I want you in my life. I receive Jesus as my savior and Lord. I believe that Jesus died for me and rose from the dead. Lord take me as I am and make me the way you want me to be. God, thank you for saving me and being with me on my journey. I am looking forward to my journey with you Lord. I know you will equip me for my journey and I am glad I have you by my side as I walk this walk of Life. Thank you Lord, I love you. Amen