Is There Something You Ought to Do?

It is God who works
in you to will and to act.
   —Philippians 2:13

Oswald Chambers, author of the classic My Utmost for His Highest, 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.

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