For me, it hasn’t been to bad. I have found myself saying, “Would my friends approve of this? What would they think?” The other day, I was doing a worksheet and I found myself kinda frustrated and bored because of the worksheet. I just slopped stuff down, hoping that it wasn’t for a grade. I had to literally stop myself an think, what if this worksheet was for God? I ended up going back and redoing it neatly.
Little things like that makes the Lord happy. Doing good things and making people happy doesn’t get you to Heaven. Somebody put it this way.
Suppose everyone in the world is required to jump to the moon. That was the goal. Some people jump really high. Some people can’t jump at all. Some people don’t even try. But no matter who they are, no one can jump to the moon.
The point is, God is holy. He’s perfect in every way so those who want to follow him have to be perfect. But were not. We sin. And sin separates us from God. The good things you’ve done are like those jumps. They were a good try, but your never going to make it unless someone takes you up there.
And thats where Jesus comes in. Jesus was God in the flesh. He lived a perfect life and paid the penalty so you can be accepted by God. That’s why I know you can be sure about Heaven. Jesus said whoever believes in him will not die but have eternal life.
When somebody has given a life for you, you want to love and serve him with all that you have.