Morals are what defines our characters in life and how we respond to everyday living. They are our standard operating procedures, our moral compass.
Each of us are raised to think and believe a certain way by our parents about many things in life such as; right and wrong, religion, education, debt, family, generosity, happiness, and love. Some parents do not teach about all of these, because they may not have been taught themselves. However, our morals are a direct link to our beliefs and how we should act towards ourselves and others in life. Morals are taught within your actual standard of living and the understanding of why and how you are in this level of life is how you perceive your world. Some people believe they are in a situation or status of life due to the actions of someone else and blame all their misfortunes on others. Then there are families that barely can feed their family but have more fortune than most of us.
I personally came from a poor household where my single mother worked several jobs at a time during the hardest parts of her life. I remember us having to rent out our entire house, except for the Florida room, which is where my sister, mother and I lived for quit a while. Since there was no bathroom we walked to my brother’s home that was three blocks away if needed. Looking back on how my mother influenced my moral compass it is easy to see how strong she was, as her mother before her. She came from a very poor family that could not even afford shoes for her so she opted to skip school when she could so the kids would not make fun of her bare feet and being so poor. However, her mother made sure that she understood that the torment from the other children was temporary while the education was forever. This compass that was passed on to my mother was then passed on to my sister and I when our mother constantly told us that we MUST get an education so we did not have to depend on anyone to take care of us. We had to be able to support ourselves and make our own way in life.
Status in life is not a social standing as some thrive for and believe in, it is our moral compass which has nothing at all to do with material things. It is the way you live your life and the character you exhibit in your daily living. If you trust others and give with your whole heart then you will receive the same trust of others and that same generosity back to yourself. This is your status in life, love each other, remember that we are one unto God and we were ALL created equal by God.
Remember that God is the only status worth achieving in life because with him all things are known and possible. What more could any one person want?
Matthew 6:5 | View whole chapter | See verse in context And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
The way I choose to live my life and how I receive others and my response to my surroundings is what makes my character and moral compass. I hope that it shines through like a beacon in the night to all that look upon me so they will know that I am here to help all that ask and I will continue to strive to achieve my given path in this world with dignity and honor as I wish to receive the same.
Please be kind to one another and do not look down upon anyone because your level in life is level you put out to others.