you may have life and have it more abundantly"
can we have more abundant life?
One way is to revisit our values! Values
guide our decisions and our actions. The way we live and the choices we make are
determined by the importance we place on the events and activities in our lives.
There is diversity in values based on our background, goals, interests, responsibilities
and religious faith. Values can and do change. Some values we can easily identify;
others may not be so clear.
can also be conflicting. Conflict means that we have to set priorities; we have
to determine which values are non-negotiable. For example, will you avoid the
truth in order to protect a friend? If so, you have made a decision that friendship
has a greater value to you than making sure the truth is known. However, if you
make that decision and are uncomfortable afterwards, you may have taken the easy
way out and did not really make a decision based on your true values. Some values,
then, take precedence over others. Is your lifestyle reflecting your true values?
for "What does faith have to do with it?" next week.