Getting my act together
James 2:24-26 24 You see that a person is considered righteous by what they do and not by faith alone. 25 In the same way, was not even Rahab the prostitute considered righteous for what she did when she gave lodging to the spies and sent them off in a different direction? 26 As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead.
Drifting through life results in unexpected direction. Too much of the unexpected will mean that eventually we are in a place where we have no idea what to do next. At the very least, if we approach life with a planned direction, we can work toward a target goal. Righteousness is critical as a target goal: we should strive to be morally upright and to live a life in which our conduct is above question - only then can we live without regret. We need to be involved wholeheartedly in life, doing things that honor God, and serving Him so we can help show the way for others to see God.
I am very much aware that I am not perfect, but I desire to be morally upright and leading a life with good moral conduct. Dear God, help us to see when we go astray, and help us to keep our paths straight.