Doing Whatever Is Right in Your Own Eyes

YOU SHALL NOT DO ACCORDING TO ALL WE DO HERE [IN THE CAMP] THIS DAY, EVERY MAN DOING WHATEVER LOOKS RIGHT IN HIS OWN EYES
(Deuteronomy 12:8).

One of the biggest lessons I have learned is NOT to do whatever looks right in my own eyes.  Doing what is right in my own eyes means to believe every thought—positive or negative—that enters my mind, even the thought that I have no worth. Doing what is right in my own eyes means to lean on my own understanding, even the understanding that I am not loved. Doing what is right in my own eyes means to rely on my own perturbing perceptions, even the perceptions that I am fatally flawed and rejected.

Doing what is right in my own eyes means to live according to my own sinful nature, following the negative, destructive beliefs instilled in my mind by the father-of-lies. Doing what is right in my own eyes means to do my own thing, in my own way, at my own time.

THEREFORE, BROTHERS, WE HAVE AN OBLIGATION—BUT IT IS NOT TO THE SINFUL NATURE, TO LIVE ACCORDING TO IT.  FOR IF YOU LIVE ACCORDING TO THE SINFUL NATURE, YOU WILL DIE; BUT IF BY THE SPIRIT YOU PUT TO DEATH THE MISDEEDS OF THE BODY, YOU WILL LIVE, BECAUSE THOSE WHO ARE LED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD ARE SONS OF GOD
(Romans 8:12-14).

Precious Child, you need to know that it does not pay off to do whatever is right in your own eyes, because it leads to death in your spirit, in your mind, and in your body. It leads to despair, guilt, jealousy, and hatred. It leads to darkness.

 Are you looking for Love, Light, and Life?

Then, stop living according what is right in your own eyes. Instead, bring your perturbing perceptions to the Lord Jesus. Allow Him to lead you by His Spirit of Truth into new beliefs of Acceptance, Worth, and Belonging.  Those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.  They will find Love, Light, and Life!

PRAYER: Lord God, I realize that in order to walk in Your Love, Light, and Life, I have an obligation: to stop doing what is right in my own eyes, because my natural assumptions are not reliable, and my natural way of perceiving people and circumstances are not in line with Your Perspective.

Therefore, lead me by Your Spirit. Guide me with Your Truth. Nourish me with Your Hope. Furnish me with Your Life.

Maintain an Awareness

When you pray and lay your problem before God, give Him the freedom to answer you in any way He wants to, according to His great Mercy and Grace. Push your own preconceived answers aside. Then, HIS Answer will enter your mind and heart.

The Two Counsels

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