“Let us therefore no longer pass judgment on one another, but resolve instead never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of another.” Romans 14:13
How many times have we heard that someone is always watching us? It’s a fact and an important one that is easily forgotten. So my question…how are you reppin you? And more importantly, how are you reppin Christ? Have you mastered the ability to be accountable and practice self-control? Do you even practice?
This is something that all adults saved or not should be practicing. As children of God with a mandate on our lives to share the gospel of Christ to unbelievers, accountability and self-control must be learned and applied! Since Christians are watched under this microscope of false perfection it’s imperative. Not for us to be perfect (because we’re not) but for us to strive to control our emotions and our actions so that they work out for the greater good of everyone around us as well as the kingdom of God.
Too many seasoned saints are relying on grace instead of growing up and learning to practice a balanced state of self-control and restraint. We are surrounding ourselves around too many people that support our foolishness making
it increasingly difficulty to hear from the Holy Spirit. We all have had moments of “forget it” and “I’m doing me” but there comes a time where we have to press past that fleshly desire so that we don’t cause one another to fall. So that we don’t turn people away from God. Who wants that blood on their hands? Not I!
[Hmmm…I just did some major deleting right here.] Let me say this:
Our babies are watching us. When I say babies I’m referring to the youth of course but also to the babes in Christ. They’re watching and they’re following you down roads of destruction. Remember that you are sowing seed into the spirits and minds of these “sponges”. There will be a season of reaping, what kind of fruit will be produced? Will you be proud to look and say, “hey look, I helped with this one” or will you want to reject and deny you had anything to do with what they yield?
You may have an awesome relationship with God behind closed doors, but that one instance that you lose self-control and cuss everybody out is what will be remembered. People can’t see your quiet time with God, the way you repent, the way He speaks to you, especially if your daily actions don’t reflect it. What you post is what people see. The way you respond to people is what people see. They cannot see your repentant heart. They cannot see that you were having a bad day that day. They cannot see that you didn’t mean to go back to your old ways of coping. They cannot see that you just couldn’t practice self-control that day but normally can. They see what you show them, and they usually hold on to that image, especially if it’s negative.
Again, I understand that we are human, that we make mistakes, that we are not God and people should not put us in His place but when we know that we can be doing better we have to. We have to be able to rest our weaknesses in the Master’s hands so that He can make us stronger in those areas. We have to trust God with our struggles so that we can stand firm against the enemy when he comes to try us. We have to learn to be obedient because the sacrifices from our disobedience will be overwhelming and more than likely, not in a positive way.
How are you reppin you and your creator? If you know better and have not been doing better some changes need to be made. Not because you are “doing you and God knows your heart” and not because you’re “not trying to be fake and hide what you do”, but because you have a generation that is following you, craves your influence, and desires to be just like you. It’s bigger than you “doing you” there’s a generation coming up that will only produce from the seeds you sow. What are you planting? Expect that in the harvest!
Please comment below if you agree or disagree? Your thoughts or whatever else. I’d like to see what others think about this topic.
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I just REALLY love Jesus!!!
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