😎🐫🎤 Christ’s peace be with you. Will one drop make a difference? It may not seem like much, but a single drop consistently over time will cut a path for others to follow with the least amount of resistance. You can picture it, right? Every time that single drop falls into place, it smooths the way just a little bit more until it allows a steady, unrestricted flow of water. So, my question for you today is, how is that living water moving and flowing through you? Is it one drop at a time? Is it dripping for a couple days or weeks, then it shuts off and you have to start all over again? Is it a slow steady drip or trickle? Is it rushing like a spring flood, then dry like the summer drought?
Jeramiah 29:11 proclaims, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
That can bring you a sense of comfort, but it can also invoke stress and provoke second guessing yourself. What am I supposed to do? Where am I supposed to be? Who am I supposed to be with? We are on this journey our entire lives. From conception until we are back in the loving embrace of our Lord. Just as you get a steady foot in place, it’s time to move the other one forward. Why though? Where are you going? Maybe it’s not a matter of where you are going, but about the lives you encounter and interact with. We’ve all had encounters, that in the moment, we knew they would be life long impacts. Then again, the smallest of moments and words spoken that seemed fleeting, uneventful, and unmemorable at times can turn a life. I’ve been told that some people don’t like or want to worship at a church because they are filled with hypocrites. Yes, we are all a work in progress, there’s no doubt. But what do you expect from a broken world? There was only one perfect man and it was by his consistent and authentic nature that He smoothed the trail and paved the way for us. The cure for hypocrisy is consistency. Be the same in your home, as you are with your friends, as you are while at church, as you are in the work place, as you are in public. This type of consistence will free you to be who you are at your core. It will bring peace to your nights as you talk with God about your day. It will make you more approachable if people don’t have to first try to figure out if you are being Thing 1 or Thing 2 that day. Your words and actions will become more believable.
Take a moment to access what you see as your hypocritical actions and traits.
Are you willing to let go of them?
Others are watching and taking their lead from you. Will you choose to be a consistent Christian? It can seem like a daunting task, but take it one moment at a time and before you know it, you won’t have to remind yourself to be consistent. And if you stumble, just start again and remind yourself to be consistent. You can do this. I trust the power of the Holy Spirit in you to guide you in your decisions and ways.
Bless others and be blessed.
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