Most people would agree that living for God is important. They know basically which things are right and which things are wrong. However, actually living out those right or wrong things is another story. We know its wrong to lie, but it sure comes in handy when you need to make up an excuse why your school paper didn’t get written. So how do you actually live for God everyday?
One of the best ways to live for God is to fall in love with Jesus. When you fall in love with someone, how you view them changes. You want nothing more than to make that person happy. You have probably seen people who changed how they acted or even how they dressed because they wanted nothing more than to make the person they liked happy. That’s how it is with Jesus. When you fall in love with Jesus, its easy to live for God. You want nothing more than to make Him happy.
Once you’ve fallen in love with Jesus, let that relationship change how you think, what you say, and what you do. Let Jesus become number one in your life.
A third piece of advice for those who want to live for God is this: keep yourself out of bad situations. Avoid anything that would tempt you to do bad stuff.
Run from temptations that capture young people. Always do the right thing. Be faithful, loving, and easy to get along with. Worship with people whose hearts are pure. – 2 Timothy 2:22 (CEV)
Living for God isn’t easy. It takes guts and saying no to peer pressure. Its not always easy to say no to something that might feel good in the now. In the long run, its worth it to say no and live for God.