What makes you tick? What makes you the person that you are? How do you come to make the decisions that you make? Some people go through life with a "fly by the seat of your pants" philosophy. The truth is, you have core values (or a lack thereof) that is the filter you run your whole life through.
What are your core values? What are the most important things about your life? Having fun? Are you a penny pincher? Your family or your faith? The first thing you have to ask yourself is this, "Are your core values the same as God's?" I would recommend that you take some time for an honest assesment. Reflect on the last few weeks and ask yourself, "What was I known for?" You may or may not like the answers. But realize that as life presented itself to you, it was filtered through your values and came out through your attitude.
I've heard people say that a people cannot change. It's true that in my own power I can change no one. But I do know someone who can change me - ME! Now some may wish to stop me here and say, "Pastor, I've tried to change me before and it didn't work." Well I understand, been there and done that too. So here is the secret to success. Change your values to reflect God's values and He says that He will change you to be more like Him.
Tomorrow - FFWC's Core Values