If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, the following questions are the most important ones to be answered;
- Does my language represent a Christian life?
- Does my conduct represent the teachings of Christ?
- Does my attitude show a life centered in Christ?
- Does everything I do in my work life and personal life represent Jesus?
In other words "what do others see in the totality of my life?" Do they see that I represent Jesus in all aspects of my life, or do they see something different?"
As believers, we are ambassadors for our God and our Lord.
One thing that very few people think enough about is that as ambassadors for Christ, they are the only "Bible" some will ever read and they will either help draw someone toward Christ or turn them away.
I really believe that our life will have a spiritual impact on more people than we can ever know. If we are truly representing Christ in our life, it may be an encouragement to an untold number to accept Jesus as their Savior. If we are not representing Christ, we may be turning an untold number away from Him, as they cannot see that we are any different than they are.
Jesus tells us clearly, that as believers, we are to be the "light of the world" as we live in the world. We are to be the beacon that helps others see Jesus.
Matthew 5:14 English Standard Version
14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.
In order to grow spiritually, walk closer with God and be the light of the world that we are supposed to be, we must ask ourselves the questions listed above. Let us take the time to honestly determine what others see in our life, as we think, meditate and pray about this.
What do others see in my words, actions, conduct and attitude? Do they see a representative of Christ, or something else?
If upon examination we realize that maybe our words and attitudes do not always represent Christ, let us change them. If upon examination we realize we listen to off-color remarks and laugh with others, let us change it. If upon examination we realize that we do not dress appropriately for a Christian, let us change it. If upon examination we realize our conduct is not representative of Christ, let us change it.
To be the "light of the world" as we live in this world, others must see Jesus in our words, actions, conduct and attitude.
What do people see?