Beliefs become actions. Even subconscious beliefs, woven into your thinking by experiences become visible in your actions. Your beliefs will become your actions. That's why so much time, money and energy is spent on education world-wide. If the _____________________ can teach you what to believe, then your actions will follow. (Fill in the blank as you wish.)
Most of us believe a mixture of truth and deception. We're not willingly deceived, but we believe either outright lies or tainted truth. These beliefs are the compass we make decisions by, resulting on positive or negative actions. We're born spiritually bankrupt, so our spiritual truth can't be trusted. We grow up in cultures that contain narrow thinking and hidden prejudices. We spend significant time and resources on expanding our mental horizons, so we can live fuller, more-truthful lives. If you are honest with yourself, you probably think that your way of life is the best way, which is why you live it that way. Interestingly, you can't change real truth by really believing or living a false truth. This is because truth exists with or without your believing it. So how can we know if what we believe is actually real and true?
God is infinite truth and He knows what actions that truth should become. God knows exactly the right action for every situation, every time. That's one reason why He qualifies to be God. He knows 100% truth. The is really not a secret. When Jesus Christ came to our planet to live a perfectly truthful life, He said something significant: "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
God is truth and all of His actions are right and at the right time. God created us to reflect Him in our daily lives. Before He created the universe, God chose us to be His truth-filled children. Right time, right action. At some point in our lives, God comes to us and empowers the truth to make our dead spirits alive. Right time, right action. At which point, we begin the journey of examining our beliefs, ripping the lies out of our philosophies, and making all of our thinking obedient to Jesus Christ. That means that we change our beliefs to match Jesus' beliefs and adjust our actions to reflect Jesus' actions. When you are a disciple of the Infinite-Truth-God-Man Jesus Christ, your main objective is to learn His truth and live it... right belief, right time, right action. Right beliefs become right actions.
Most people think that their way of life is based on truth, which is why they live it the way they do. They learn from their experiences, TV shows, professors, books, and Bibles. These beliefs direct daily decisions. Our battle for a fruitful, truth-filled life begins inside of our minds. We have to root out the half-truths and replace them with full-truths. That takes time... lots of time. In fact, God says in Deuteronomy 6 that it is something we do throughout our daily life. Let me wrap this up with a couple of questions to pique your thinking process.
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