Just do it!


The word for today is do it ! 
There are two types of people. Those who act when they feel ready to act and those who act even if they do not feel ready, knowing that their good deeds will also produce the right emotions. 
It is not the emotions that control our actions, but our actions that control our emotions! 
Knowing what is the right thing to do, even if we don’t feel like doing it, always brings lasting fruit to our lives. 
How many of us today know clearly what they have to do but falter because not supported by their emotions? 
Emotions are like electric wires that come into contact in the wrong way creating short circuits. 
The right actions are those processes that put the right wires in contact with each other in order to produce energy and not short-circuits. 
For people of faith, the challenge is to act according to their conscience, not because it makes them feel good, but because it is the right thing to do! 
The essence of relativism lies in the emotions: we do what makes us feel good! 
This emotional anarchy produces short circuits that cause the confusion and the injustice in which we live today. 
The Apostle Paul said in Romans chapter 7, that he knew what was the right thing to do but he wouldn’t do it because he didn’t have the right emotions and, therefore, was doing what he didn’t want to do!
Simply put, never let your emotions dictated the details of your actions. 
The chapter ends with the question: Who shall bring me out of this trap? 
In Romans8, Paul says that Jesus is his model and example who saves him from this confusion because he reveals the meaning of life: get in connection with our creator! 
In Ephesians Paul concludes this argument by saying that salvation has the aim of producing good works, that is, good deeds, prepared, and this is the gem, for those who act righteously! 
Act righteously and your emotions will produce light and not short-circuits. 
Just do it!
Guy Sottile

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