Monday, May 14, 2012

What do people see when they look at you?

2 Corinthians 6: 1 - 4(NCV) “We are workers together with God, so we beg you: Do not let the grace that you received from God be for nothing. God says, "At the right time I heard your prayers. On the day of salvation I helped you." — Isaiah 49:8 I tell you that the "right time" is now, and the "day of salvation" is now. We do not want anyone to find fault with our work, so nothing we do will be a problem for anyone. But in every way we show we are servants of God: in accepting many hard things, in troubles, in difficulties, and in great problems.”
When we accept Christ as our Savior, we ourselves become an ambassador for Jesus Christ. As Christians (which means little Christ) people tend to view everything we do through different lenses. In some cases, everything we say and do is put under a microscope as if they are just waiting for us to trip up so they can say “I thought you were a Christian!” Have you ever experienced that before?
In many cases the only Jesus some people will ever see is the Jesus we show them throughout our daily activities. So what does that Jesus look like at work? How does that Jesus handle conflict with coworkers? How does that Jesus utilize company time and resources? What about at home, how does that Jesus treat family and friends? How does that Jesus forgive? How does that Jesus handle anger? How does that Jesus discipline children? I could go on but do you see my thought process here?
Looking at how people view my life through this lens blew my mind.
Paul’s point: We must always be mindful of what our action communicate about Jesus Christ to others.
I got some things to work on… anybody with me?

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