I have been told that I encouraged someone come out of their shell, because they watched how I grew in grace. And I thought to myself, “they noticed me?“ But, really that’s what God wants for us. He wants us to be seen of others whether saved or not, cause you never know how your life can affect another person’s. Maybe something you said to someone that you forgot all about will live on in their heart forever.
Our lives are epistles (2 Corinthians 3:2), read of all men and so beware of how you act when you think no one is looking. I remember a quite embarrassing moment years ago…I was living in Florida at the time and I was outside standing where our truck was parked. I can’t even remember exactly what made me so mad, what I do remember was throwing things and having a complete fit right outside in public!
Just then, a car drove by very slowly and saw me acting up…they might have wondered not just what was wrong with me, but they may have seen me come home many a day holding my Bible and wondered how could a Christian lose it like that?! These were afterthoughts for I didn’t know if they had seen me around the complex before or not. But it made me think. I felt convicted and I repented. There are times we will feel angry, frustrated, or some other negative emotion, but that alone doesn’t make it a sin, it’s usually what happens next that gets us into trouble.
That day changed me. I know I’m not perfect, but that experience awakened me and I try to surrender myself and let Jesus lead me especially when I start to feel anxious, tired, or frustrated cause these are the times I’m most vulnerable. And, that’s the time that I have to immediately go to God so that I don’t let my emotions get the best of me.
When I’m posing for a photo, my hubby is notorious for saying, “smile” and there’s a reason for that…He wants to project my best light, because a photo can’t change once printed…well I think about the camera of life, what do I want people to remember about my picture?…that I smiled and was happy?…or that I was anything but a Christian?