What is “The Next Right Thing”? A good friend of mine Robert began calling his next step in following Jesus “The Next Right Thing”. Then I heard our Celebrate Recovery leaders using the same phrase. I love this way of referring to our next step with Jesus. The Christian life is not complicated to understand. It’s simple. Jesus talked about it in very simple terms. He said it several times in several different ways. He said, “Do to others as you would have them do to you”. He also said, “Love your neighbor as yourself.” His greatest two commandments were to love God and love people. One of the last commands He gave was “Love each other as I have loved you.”
What is your next right thing? I don’t know, but I’ll bet it involves loving God enough to love other people. That’s Jesus’ M.O. He says that one of the ways to love God is to love one another. John says that if you claim to love God and hate your brother, you are a liar. Jesus says if you do something to love and help the least among you, you are actually doing those things to Him. If you will seriously take the time to honestly ask God what is the next right thing for you, He will most likely communicate to you through your thoughts, situation or someone else that there is someone in your life you need to forgive, show some kindness to, help in some way or just speak to them in love.
The “Next Right Thing” is like taking a step. It doesn’t take much effort but it does require initiation on your part and it will most certainly move you forward as you follow Jesus. How about it? Are you willing to do the next right thing? I dare you! I dare you to try the one thing that makes extraordinary Christians out of ordinary people. “The Next Right Thing” will change your life forever!
Join us this week for our new series called “FaceTime” as I interview Paul Jaggers. He’s been a close friend of mine for many years and has a story that you really won’t believe. It’s so amazing! It sounds like a story right out of theBible. That’s because Paul followed this simple principle of always doing thenext right thing and letting God take care of the rest.