//When I think of the things that I should do, it gives me a feeling like I have this big responsibility to do it…and you know it’s the end of the world as we know it if I don’t get it done, right? So, here then follows that well known feeling of failure because most of the time, let’s face it, I don’t do what I should do. And, I often think about the things that I shouldn’t do that I am doing!

Should is defined as an obligation, a duty, or correctness, and it’s usually when someone is criticising the persons actions. Basically meaning that when someone should do something, it is supposed to benefit you or those around you in a good way.

So, how do I know what I should do? Well, the Bible is full of all the things that we should do in order to live our lives right, so I guess that this should be a good starting point…//

Colossians 3:12-17 

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

In just 5 verses I have been given a lifetime’s worth of advice. I should…

Be compassionate; Kind; Humble; Meek; Patient (especially with those that irritate me!)

I should forgive (and I know this is easier said than done at times); Love (always and forever, with anyone and everyone); Be thankful (for anything and everything); Peaceful; Wise; Giving praise to God (even in the hard times); Read my Bible and let His Word live within me.

Wow! All that in 5 verses. (I’m pretty sure that I’ve probably missed one as well). It’s a lot though to take in, right? This is just a little list of “should dos” taken from a small passage – can you imagine what the list would look like if it was the whole Bible?

Do not fret though. We are not always going to get it right. One thing we have that we can fall back on when we feel we have failed, is Gods amazing Grace…and then we should get back up again and carry on with our obligation to live our lives right by God.

You are reading a Five Minute Friday word prompt. This is hosted by Kate Motaung and is where a group of people write about a given word for that week. This week the word is “should”. // marks what I wrote in 5 minutes.

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