Sunday, January 6, 2013

Worry Differently

I was a strange kid in junior high and high school. Luckily, I am 100% normal now.

 I used to stress so much about choosing the right. Good thing to stress about right? I remember watching some movies and just thinking "oh man, this is terrible." PG-13? Forget it. I always wanted to choose the right. Always. To the point where it gave me a really bad headache.

Here's my thought and scripture for the day for y'all. Worry a little differently, ok?

Luke 5: 31-32 "And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance."

I just think of Jesus Christ so much now in my life. What did he do when he was here on the earth? Did he worry about the Law of Moses? No. He didn't count how many steps he took on the Sabbath Day. He healed the sick on the sabbath. He loved. He cared for the sinners. He did good.

I don't know, but I just don't see God at the judgement day saying, "Justin, I see here that you watched this many rated blah blah blah movies and drank caffeine and you sinned that one day...." Of  COURSE, there are commandments, and we must keep them. But that is not the point of the post. The point is this. Do good, as Christ did. Care for those around you. I think judgement will be a little more like this. "Justin, how were my scriptures? Did you like them? Did you read them? Did you share them with others? Did you talk to my people? Did you lend a helping hand? Did you sacrifice your time for me?"

It isn't about the "rules" for me anymore. I'm just trying to be a good person more. Continually repenting daily, but doing more good for others. Love the imperfect.