Are you setting a good example?By BY GARY ANDREWS GARY@GADEVOTIONALS.COM,
Being a good example is something that is demanded from each and every one of us. At least, this is what we should try to do.
Our everyday life is a picture of our emotional, spiritual, and physical being. Are you displaying a life that you are not ashamed for anyone to see?
There is a saying that says, “Take care of your character and your reputation will take care of itself.”
The truth in this is phenomenal. How well we develop our character will determine how others are going to see us. If we base our character on a relationship with Jesus Christ, then others are able to see a godly person that will succeed in right vs. wrong.
The world tells us that it is okay to lie and cheat if it doesn’t hurt anyone. The world tells us it is okay to take advantage of our family, friends, and neighbors if we feel we are justified in doing so. Many on this earth will lay up earthly treasures because of deceit and stepping on other individuals to win these treasures.
All of us need to realize the treasures we lay up on earth will be gone the minute God calls us home. How well our spiritual treasures are will be what we take with us into eternity.
Character of any person will shine through our actions, speech, and love toward others while we are on earth. If we have a godly attitude and character then our deeds will be noticed not only by everyone around us, but by God, our heavenly Father. We need to realize what we leave to those that come behind us should be great morals, a healthy attitude, a sense of direction toward an eternal destination, and brotherly love.
1 Timothy 4:8 tells us, “For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”
What do you want to leave for those that follow you? Is your character one that people would admire?