As I read through Langton’s 50, I could not think of one that should not have be there.
Reference: Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. (1 Timothy 6:18 NIV)
Explore: Most people want to live life at its best. We want to be better, do better and have better. But are we willing to put in the work to get there?
I recently read an excellent post by Rich Langton. He writes a blog called Create A Life That Matters. He lists 50 Simple Tips For Becoming a Better Person.
When I first looked at the post I thought, “FIFTY!” Surely there’s just three simple tips for a better life! Or seven? Or twelve at the most, whilst still keeping it biblical!! But as I read through Langton’s 50, I couldn’t think of one that shouldn’t be there.
Never turn up empty handed.
Be self aware, but not self-obsessed.
Stop using your phone so much, and at the wrong times.
Each tip is not rocket science but, I have to agree with Langton, if we put them all into practice then we would be better people. There were some on the list that I felt I did quite well, whilst in others I know I’ve got a long way to go.
Let’s be honest, none of us are perfect. But that doesn’t mean we have to settle for mediocrity. There’s always more we can do to become a better person.
Application: The Bible is filled with great advice on how to be better, do better and have better. It may not be the same tips that the world is presenting to us, but Jesus assures us that if we follow God’s word, then our life will have greater purpose.
I love blogs like Langton’s, as well as my own, that help us understand the advice that God gives us and presents it in a way that relates to us today. But I can assure you that all our good content is just ripped off from the Bible.
If there was only one piece of advice I could give you it would be this: Put the Bible into practice. If you do this, I can guarantee, your life will be transformed.
Prayer: Lord, we often worry and stress about how we should live our life. And yet, You actually give it to us in black and white! May we be dedicated in following Your ways so that we don’t waste the life You have given to us. Amen.
What piece of advice would you give?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.