“You act more like a Christian by your influence on the lost, then the saved
people you impress”
~ Dr. Alvin Reid ~ Laurel Wreath is hosting “In Other Words” this week, please visit her for a more in depth look at this quote……This is my look at this week’s quote.
I have to admit it……..I am a terrible Christian………I am impatient in the grocery store, waiting in line when it’s already been a long day. In traffic I have experienced my share of “road rage” and I have to admit that there have been a few times my middle finger has come up in response to someone flipping me the bird. I don’t often let people into my line of traffic…..in fact I often speed up so they can’t get into my line of traffic…(I know everyone is just falling down in shock right now). I am a receptionist and often there are time I get irritated with some of the people who phone constantly for silly things…..especially when I am in the middle of working on something that needs to be done ASAP. For all of these reasons and more I am a terrible example of what a Christian should be. I am learning that it doesn’t matter where I am……who I am talking to….I am the only “Jesus” someone may see in that day. After all, He lives in me right, I invited Him to guide me……..but………something I do will either draw people to Christ…..or away from Him. There is no room for error on this……..I am positive that because of my bad behavior I have turned people away from Christ and the church. That is a huge responsibility I must bear…..I alone will be accountable for that…..sometimes you only get one chance to change someone’s day, a simple smile may do….or a touch on the shoulder……..it’s grace in action……it’s loving people when they are unlovable, it’s doing the extra work at your job when you know it will never be rewarded………I wish I would have understood this sooner….stopped blaming everyone around me for my bad behavior sooner…….but……..I can only do my best now…….and even that is still a work in progress!