Take a moment, and ask yourself this one question:
IS THE WAY I’M LIVING MY LIFE BASED OFF SOMEONE ELSE’S INFLUENCE…
OR MY OWN?
The answer to this question, if answered honestly… will provide you insight into your own purpose.
We are all doing two things:
WE ARE LIVING BY OUR OWN STANDARDS… OR WE ARE INFLUENCED BY SOMEONE ELSES.
This sounds simple, however, many who are influenced by others fail to realize they’re being lead.
From the schools we learn from, to the churches we attend, to the environments we’re raised in, to the parents who raise us… we’re taught a multitude of morals and beliefs.
Unfortunately… most of societies’ influences lately have come from contrasting alternatives.
Our schools have been replaced by social media, our churches have been exchanged for television, our environments have been infested by what’s on our phones, and our parents have been put back for celebrities we’ve never met.
Think about it… how many of us plan our days around the times of our favorite shows?
How many of us have our attention lead by the latest app on our devices?
How many of us pattern of lifestyle after someone we’ve never met?
The truth is…
Everything you do from the time you get out of bed, to the time you get back into that bed… is called your Personal Standards!
The most important questions is…
ARE THEY YOUR OWN PERSONAL STANDARDS?
Are you doing things everyday that will lead to your benefit, as well as the people around you, and if so… are you doing these things on purpose?
THOSE WHO CHOOSE TO LIVE BY THEIR OWN STANDARDS…
FACE THE SAME OUTSIDE INFLUENCES AND DISTRACTIONS EVERYBODY ELSE DOES.
BUT BECAUSE THEY FOLLOW THEIR OWN STANDARDS…
THEY END UP SETTING THE STANDARDS FOR OTHERS TO FOLLOW!