So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then. - NLT 1 Peter 1:14
If we have accepted Christ into our lives and recognize Him as our savior, we have a responsibility to honor Him and be obedient to His word. Many times in our lives we get side tracked because of our own selfish desires and would rather please ourselves instead of the One who died for us. Before we accepted Christ into our lives, we didn’t know any better, but once we have invited Him to live and reign in our lives, our ambitions become second unless they are driven by love and representation of Christ. Do your desires run your life? Remember, you are a child of God and, if you have accepted Him into your life, you have surrendered your desires for His. We must live as God’s obedient children. There may have been a time when you didn't know, but now you know. Pray today that God would show you the desires He wants you to pursue in your life and help you remove the desires that are selfish and self-proclaimed.