It is God who works in you to will and to act.
Oswald Chambers said, “Every moral question or call comes with an ‘ought’ behind it.”
Pesky word ought—you ought to do this; you ought to do that.
One way to deal with it is to numb the conscience so that the annoying ought is out of mind.
But the only right response to ought is action.
Complete this sentence: I ought to ____________________.
The main reason we don’t do what we ought to is that we don’t want to. If the want to is there the ought to won’t be far behind.
Ask God to give you the will to do the thing you ought to do—“for it is God who works in you to will and to act.”
You can’t change everything you face,
but you can’t change anything until you face it.