This week I thought I would do something different with the blog post. I said I was just going to write what was on my heart. So I wanted to share from an experience that happened this week at work. Oftentimes as believers we do get challenged (or tested) to see how we will react to situations. Sometimes they are brought on by the Father and other times they are just “life scenarios” that really are here to allow us to gauge where we are in this walk with Jesus Christ.
You know people are always watching to see how we are going to respond in situations and one of the most famous phrases that can be heard is, “And you are supposed to be a christian.” Well we have to guard our heart and spirit from going to a place where our representation is questionable. It is not often easy or popular to follow “the Narrow way” but it is the only way that leads to a truly blessed life. I sometimes reflect on times past on circumstances that have been the fruit of my labor but I must admit my labor was not all good. Meaning that some of the things that I planted did not bring forth a good crop and I was not pleased for what came forth. But I am grateful for the opportunity to attempt to turn those things around. My representation for Christ was not always real or truly committed in the way He wanted me to be as a believer. Just recently I was confronted with something by the Lord and it challenged me to truly do a self check of me. Ever been there? I questioned if I had handled a situation correctly and wanted to make sure that my heart was clean about it.
You see we must be honest with God in order for true revelation to take place. Think about this the Lord already knows anyway so why attempt to fool an all knowing God that waits patiently for you to confess or admit our wrong. The way I reacted to the situation due to someone making a comment to me is what led to the self check. My true desire is to be pleasing to the Father and to make sure I am representing Him and His kingdom well, here on earth.
We are ambassadors for Christ and we must hold the standard not for our own namesake but for His. The ambassador never goes to another country representing himself/herself but they go representing their country. So let us make sure we are representing the kingdom well and make sure you are doing the self check to see where work is needed.
Be blessed family…