Personal Values Essay

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1 My Personal Values Belhaven University Author Note This paper was prepared for English 103, Composition and Rhetoric, taught by Kimberly Dowe-Davis. 2 My personal values are those things that are the most important and meaningful in my life, my belief in God and my devotion to and appreciation for my family. Those are my priorities and my highest motivations. These personal values are important to me because they shape my behavior, help to guide me through life’s journeys, and support my faith. My value system is based on my belief in God and shaped by my experiences with my family and other relationships with people who have been in my life. Values are developed early in life and the basic core values do not change. We may modify how much we value certain things and we may modify how we apply our value system to our lives but the basic values are who we are. There is always room to build on your values and that’s what I am striving to do with my belief in God I aspire to build my relationship with Him and to become more knowledgeable of Him. In order to do that, I will follow 2 Peter 1:5-8 to guide me through my journey. In 2 Peter 1:5 he says, “And beside this, giving all diligence add to your faith virtue and to virtue knowledge”. God has given me the faith, now I need to build on that. I strive everyday to be diligent in my devotion to God and to add virtue and knowledge to my faith. The people that I come into contact with during my life help me to do that. My pastor has helped me to become more diligent in my faith by preaching and teaching me the right way to be virtuous in my faith. He has helped me to better understand that with God in my life anything is possible. I have relied on his faith when I found my own failing me at times. Through his guidance, I have found a better understanding to some situations that I

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