In our society today, it’s very easy to get caught up in what others think of us. I mean think about people taking selfies. Honestly, just the word kinda makes me laugh. I wonder how many are taken and then scrutinized before using. Now I’m just as guilty, myself, of taking them, mostly when I’m goofing off and send to someone I can trust not to post it anywhere though.
The thought I want to share is this: when others think of me, what reflections do I leave in their mind? Kinda scary, huh?
People form opinions about us from the very first meeting. Lots of times that first opinion sticks in their mind about us for some time. Wouldn’t it be great if what impact we made on other people’s lives was that of pointing them to God?
Before I had children I worked at an insurance company and was around the same people day in and day out. I know they knew I went to church, but was I making an impact that could make a difference in their lives? I want to think I did, and I invited people to church, but when they think of me, what will come to mind?
Then along came child number one. Life forever changed! And don’t worry Luke, I mean that in a good way. 🙂 Now here’s a life that we are directly responsible for pointing to God. We took that very seriously. But what does being serious about it really mean? To me, it meant helping this child, and the others that followed, grasp the concept that we belong to God and are supposed to strive to please Him. So when my kids think of me, will that come to mind, or are there other things that stood out? I hope it’s that I pointed them to God as often as possible.
Of the friends and acquaintances I have, when they think of me, what impact am I making? Down the road, when my grandkids think of me, will they remember that Nana loved God and taught them about His son Jesus? I still have time to make a concentrated effort in this area, as I do, really, in every area of my life.
Matthew 5, verses 15 and 16 say “Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
Let today be the day that you and I think about all the people in our lives and what thoughts are left behind in their minds at the end of each day. Let’s strive to be that light that points them to God.
I really would be glad to know what you think, so please feel free to leave a comment.
Until Next Time, God Bless