You’ll Never Go Wrong Doing the Right Thing

There is nothing like the frustration of failure, or the guilt of yesterday’s wrong. However, I want you to know that there is also never a wrong time, to do the right thing. And, I want you to know that you will never go wrong doing the right thing. It takes effort, awareness and intentionality to do the right thing. It’s easier to do what’s easy, but it’s not better. Nonetheless, with desire, effort and the empowering of the Holy Spirit, you can do it! You can do what’s right and you can do what’s better. You will never have regret or be disappointed when you do things God’s way. The Bible is a guide on how to do things God’s way. It’s a roadmap on how to do what’s best and to do what’s right. The Bible is not a book of no’s and limitations— it’s a book of defined boundaries. It’s written for your benefit. Anytime that I’ve done things my way, or that I have foolishly done what felt right or good in the moment, I’ve always had regret and remorse. But anytime that I have done things God’s way or that I’ve done things the right way— I’ve never had remorse or regret. Remember: “You’ll never go wrong doing the right thing!”

When You Do the Right Thing:

1. You feel good.

2. You don’t have as many regrets.

3. You have a sense of fulfillment and contentment.

4. You feel better about yourself.

5. You have a clean conscience.

6. You have less stress and rest better.

7. You have a peace.

8. You usually add value to the person or the situation.

9. You model integrity and maintain your character.

10. You elevate your self-esteem.

When You Do the Wrong Thing:

1. You feel bad.

2. You have regrets.

3. You’re not as fulfilled or content.

4. You don’t feel good about yourself.

5. You experience guilt and shame.

6. You have more stress and our restless.

7. You experience turmoil.

8. You don’t add value to anyone or anything.

9. You don’t model integrity and you don’t maintain your character.

10. You create a low self-esteem.

Obtaining the Promised Things of God

The children of Israel had to be delivered from Egypt (place of bondage). But, they had to ultimately die in the desert (place of letting go of the past), before they could ever dominate in the promised land (place of taking new ground).

There’s always a sequence when it comes to destiny. The children of Israel left Egypt, but they wandered in the desert before they possessed the divine plan of the promised land. I believe that the desert of dying to self is the most significant place on your way to a destiny or in obtaining the promised things of God.

  1. The children of Israel FLED Egypt.
  2. They DWELT in the desert.
  3. They POSSESSED the promised land.


Luke 1:26-44: In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. For no word from God will ever fail.” “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her. At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy.

  • Mary had to trust the Angel.
  • Joseph had to trust the Angel.
  • Joseph had to trust Mary.
  • Mary had to trust herself.
  • Their friends and family had to trust them both.
  • Mary had to trust Elizabeth.
  • Elizabeth had to trust the impression from the Holy Spirit.
  • Zacharias and Elizabeth had to trust the angel of the Lord and *the timing of God.
  • Mary and Joseph had *to trust God and His timing. (the census which led them to Bethlehem the city of David / the flight to Egypt which led to Nazareth)

*An inconvenient interruption could be the intersection for increase… trust!

*Sometimes everything goes wrong for the right reasons… trust!

*When things feel like they are falling apart, they could be falling into place… trust!

Areas Where We Need to Trust:

  1. Trust God is who He says He is.
  1. Trust God loves you for who you are.
  1. Trust God for Salvation through Jesus.
  1. Trust God with your future that may be uncertain, difficult, or unknown.
  1. Trust God that He is a God who is with you.
    • Trust God when you’re faced with an inconvenience.
    • Trust God when things don’t make sense.
    • Trust God when others don’t understand.
    • Trust God when He shows up unexpectedly and surprises you.

What do you need to trust God with today?