I would have to agree with these nine steps that Dr. Stanley has lived by to keeping on track with God are wonderful. I am going to try my best to follow these. I feel as though they will benefit anyone who wants to lead a godly life.
1. Schedule prayer and meditation in God's word as a daily priority.
"Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers."
2.Obey God, and leave all consequences to Him.
3. Trust God in every circumstance.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and he will make your paths straight."
4. Wait upon the Lord for His direction.
"Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord."
"Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for Him."
5. Depend upon the Holy Spirit, for the Holy Spirit is within us!
"If you love me, you will obey what I command. And i will ask the Father and he will five you another Counselor to be with you forever--the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept Him, because it never sees him nor knows him but you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. I will not leave you as orphans; i will come to you before long, the world will not see my anymore, but you will see me. because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show myself to him."
6. Remember God loves you unconditionally!
7. Give to God generously--For look what he gave to us upon the cross!
"Give and it will be given to you.--"
8. Rest in assurance that God is in absolute control of your life.
9. Keep your eyes on your destination!
You can catch Dr. Charles Stanley's full sermon on "Staying on Track" at intouch.org--Video on staying on track with God
Hope this blesses you as much as it has me!