Have you ever cheated?…Have you ever cheated? I mean on anything? A test, a quiz, book report? Today cheating well it is not looked so down upon. Why ‘cause everyone seems to be finding ways to do it. People are sharing test questions and answers. People are allowing others to copy their work, and well just looking for ways to get around the system. Whoa, doesn’t sound so bad when you put it that way, just getting around the system. It’s just like when someone gives you music or movies that you have not payed for and you rip them into your computer. It’s cheating but others just like to call it file sharing. We all cheat, cause we have all lied. Cheating is just another way to lie, it is not the truth, it is hiding something, it is going around the right way of doing something. So let’s talk about cheating and what we are to do about it in our own lives.
So when was the last time that you cheated? What did you cheat on? You don’t have to shout it out you need only to think about it and ask yourself this question, do you have a cheating problem? If you do, don’t get discouraged cause there is help to get you out of the cheating cycle. So here is the question that we need to process, Why do you cheat? You may have never ever cheated it might not be a problem for you. But the question that we need to answer is why? Why do people cheat? Think about it hard and process this. Do you think people cheat because they are just not happy with what they have, and who they are? I mean if you did not study for a test, and then you were tempted to cheat, you might say that it has nothing to do with who you are and what you have. Really think about it. Other people studied because they have self disciple, and they follow through with what they were suppose to do. Others well they are just smart and they don’t need to study. Then the person who is thinking about cheating wants what the others have. Either more self disciple or the ability to just be smart and not have to study. When we don’t like who we are and we want to be someone else we spend more time chasing things that will never happen instead of working on us. We nee to be who we are and do what it takes for us to succeed in life. Take a look at Leviticus 19:1 ‘Do not steal. Do not lie. Do not deceive one another. We have to stop stealing and lying and deceiving ourselves. We all know that cheating does not pay off cause you will one day get caught. We have to work on character, and know what we need to do so that we will not be put in a place where we will be tempted to cheat.
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Written and Posted by The XGT Experience Team of leaders