Our reputations are more valuable than we may think. While it isn’t healthy to be super concerned with what others think of us, as Christians we want to represent our Lord accurately. Paul calls us Christ’s ambassadors. What we do and say shows what we believe, so if we love our Savior, we should do our best to imitate Him.
Questions for further thought:
1. Would others find an accurate reflection of Jesus in your life?
2. What areas of your daily life need an adjustment for you to be a good ambassador?
Challenge: If you experience a repetitive situation in which you are failing to be Christ-like, ask God to change your heart regarding that person, group, event, etc. Self-control can only go so far; our thoughts and beliefs eventually leak out into our words and actions. God honors a genuine desire for attitude adjustment!
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