Thursday, March 28, 2013

I'm Only Responsible for Myself

In the end, it's only going to be God & & God, no one else, so what I do is all that matters

It's also all I can control. That and my emotional response...I'm still working on not letting the injustices that I see going on around me upset me. I tend to have a high moral and ethical standard for myself and some of those around me so I'm constantly having to remember that.

Why is it that some people, think that they are good people, making them better then others, which in turn puts them above the law, above the rest of us? That the same integrity and ethics don't apply to them anymore.

I hate to say it but there are many Christians I see do this all the time.

They are a good little christian so they are just "blessed" with the privilege to do what they want, but really if you were a true God-fearing soul, how could you honestly face the LORD Almighty and know

that you mistreat others and disrespect His creations, thus disrespecting Him. I don't know, I mean some people would say I'm blowing it out of proportion but as I stated earlier, I hold myself to a very high standard, so if I can see things this way, why can't others?

Are they messed up or is it my point of view that is?

And what makes a person good anyhoo? How does one believe in good?

I like how google defines the term:



To be desired or approved of.

That which is morally right; righteousness.

Well: "my mother could never cook this good".

adjective. nice - kind - fine
noun. benefit - profit - advantage - avail - welfare - use
adverb. well - nicely - fine - right - okay

I guess really good is, by definition, largely a self-determined term. We each decide what, for us, is morally right or righteous. My definition derives from the way I was raised, with two hard-working God-fearing parents, each with an amazing level of integrity and love for others. I try everyday to hold up to that, to what I feel the Lord expects of me, of what I expect of myself.

Since I have Christ within me, I expect only the best.

And maybe I'm a perfectionist but I'd rather fail and attempting perfection then to never try to reach it. My standards are way out of my reach but I'd rather break my arm and see how far I can make it then to just sit still and never aim at all. When I have my one-on-one with my heavenly Father I want to hear

"21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord." Matthew 25:21 KJV

But I must also realize that I cannot define "good" for others. Each of us has to determine how we wish to write it within our hearts. And that will change how we view not only ourselves, but others.

We each see others through the same eyes we see ourselves.

Just remember they aren't you. Don't let their actions determine you.

Here is Merriam-Webster's definition just for GOOD measure (teehee):