Scripture says that God will never leave nor abandon us, Deuteronomy 31:8. The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Since He is not a man that He shall lie, this should present a great level of comfort in knowing that there is an entity that is more than capable of protecting us and is with us all of the time. That is more comforting than when we were younger and had that older sibling or cousin who always had your back, in times of trouble.
However, having God's kind of protection helps to keep us on our toes, as it should consistently make us mindful of where we take God. What types of situations, relationships, atmospheres, etc. are we thinking before we speak? Are we thinking before we act? Are we thinking before we interact?
God said He will never leave nor forsake us! That means we need to consistently remind ourselves that He is always present with us. In His presence we should consistently ask ourselves the questions; if Jesus were to come back right now, would He find me in good standing? Would He be pleased with my actions RIGHT NOW? Would He be pleased with my words RIGHT NOW? Would He be pleased with my interactions RIGHT NOW? Would He be pleased with my thoughts RIGHT NOW? Literally, STOP in our tracks RIGHT NOW and ask one of the aforementioned questions. If we cannot answer with a strong yes, we need to stop and reconsider. 1 John 5:21 - Dear children, keep away from anything that might take God's place in your hearts.
Remember, we cannot serve two gods. This is why when we're about to do something that we're unsure of we hear a small voice that tells us not to continue. When we go forward anyway, we leave the protection that God has for us, but we take Him into an unsavory place. Just imagine how much it hurts Him to see all of the goodness that He has for us and then to witness us choosing the opposite. We may choose the opposite out of fear, which He tells us not to indulge in fear,Philippians 4:6 - Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Maybe we choose the opposite of what He has for us out of ignorance. This is why the Word tells us to seek God's wisdom. The Word says in Ecclesiastes 7:12 - wisdom is a shelter. We must keep in mind that Wisdom is synonymous with God.
I implore us all to not wait until He returns to want to do right. Let’s not think that we will wait until we are "ready" before we start to do right. The Word says in 2 Peter 3:10 - But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare. Let us watch where we are taking God. Let us walk everyday as if we were walking with The Lord holding His hand. Oh! How different we'd all behave.