It takes a devoted mind and a dedicated work ethic to reach your goals in life. There are so many distractions to cause you to lose your way. Actions, thoughts, and words must work together to achieve success. I’ve talked with many people who want to talk about church and God one minute and then use language that is inappropriate the next. Living a life that is pleasing to God only happens when you make a conscious decision to do what’s right and aggressively shut out what is wrong. Peter addressed this behavior when he wrote these verses in the Bible. (1 Peter 3:10-11 Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be. 11. Can both fresh water and salt water flow from the same spring?) He gives us clear instructions of what to do in these verses. TAME YOUR TONGUE. If life and death lies in the tongue, it is important to speak only life things into your day. STAY AWAY FROM EVIL. If you are easily influenced by those you hang with, then you need to find some new friends. DO THE RIGHT THING. You make the decision as to what your actions will be. Choose right and avoid doing things you know are wrong. SEEK WHAT YOU WANT. Life is not handed to you, you have to do more than want something, you have to aggressively strive to obtain it. When we seek to do God’s will, God will give us the strength to achieve our goals. Course for today….seek God first! Pastor Don [image: image.png]