In life there are times when it seems that those doing the wrong thing garners more attention then those that are doing the right thing. We now live in the unfortunate time where people will prostitute their morals and values all for the sake of attention. Recently, a very famous young lady appeared on an awards show and presented herself in a way of one that lacks class by performing an inappropriate dance that sent the media into a frenzy. What I find interesting about the whole thing is the timing in which it was done, before this there wasn’t much being said about her, then something influenced her to do something that definitely wasn’t right, but it got her the attention that she desired. You can call it brilliant marketing, strategic planning or boldness. Regardless of what you call it, one thing we can’t call it is “good”. One very important thing that is being overlooked in all of this is the negative influence and impact this is having on countless of young impressionable minds. The Internet is filled with clips of young and old people alike doing and saying things that are disturbing and down right immoral all for the purpose of seeing how many likes, shares and comments they can accumulate.
For those of you that are committed to doing the right thing at all cost please be encouraged and know that God sees you and He will reward you in due time. While studying the Bible I came across a verse that really inspired me, please allow me to share it with you; “If you search for good, you will find favor; but if you search for evil, it will find you!” Proverbs 11:27 (NLT)
This verse sheds light on a very important truth; When your motives are pure, unselfish and you desire to do what is right in the sight of God, you will win the esteem of others, in other words God will give you favor with all and before all. But if you’re out to do bad, wrong and cause trouble for others you will get it for yourself. The scripture is clearly letting us know that it’s better for you to do good, it carries a great benefits package. Even as you see and hear about all of the crazy and wrong things that’s going on in this world, the Bible instructs us in this; “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” Galatians 6:9 (KJV) It’s wonderful to know that you will reap for all the good that you have done, are doing and will do. So, continue to press forward, remain focused and be encouraged!
Your Friend in Christ,
Gary L. Adams
“I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.”