President Woodrow Wilson was approached one day by one of his secretaries, who suggested he take off from his work to enjoy a particular diversion he enjoyed. President Wilson replied, "My boss won't let me do it."
"Your boss?" the secretary asked, wondering who could be the boss of the chief executive of the United States.
"Yes," said Wilson. "I have a conscience that is my boss. It drives me to the task, and it will not let me accept this tempting invitation."
Our conscience is one of the most prized items we possess. It is through our conscience we receive inner promptings from God which, when in agreement with our actions, will point us toward a safe and eternal way.
It has been said, "A conscience is like a thermostat on an air conditioning unit--it kicks in when things are on the verge of getting too hot."
It is possible to ignore our conscience and "follow the crowd," but this is a sad waste of our lives. The conscience is the window to the soul through which we hear the voice of God, who always leads us to success and inner peace.
Listen carefully, He may have something good to say!
If our hearts do not condemn us, we have confidence before God.
1 John 3:21