The flesh and the spirit are constantly in a battle. Too often, the flesh wins. It's amazing how quick we are to settle for a mediocre representation of Christ. Let's see how I did just in the first three days of the week:
A Few of My Flukes
- One "white" lie.
- One dose of silent treatment for my husband.
- Two small pity parties (no one came, but me).
- Offered breakfast to my husband, hoping he'd decline the offer.
- Walked quickly to avoid someone noticing me (I was in a rush and knew they'd probably need to talk).
- Impatience on the road.
- Judged someone in my mind (quickly repented).
- Ate two pieces of bread instead of one (no self control).
- A bit of dissatisfaction with our finances.
I'll leave the list at that or I'll begin to get depressed, ha ha! Kidding.
Are people seeing Christ in us as they should be able to?
Are we intentional about our thoughts, words, and actions?
If not, WHY NOT???!!!
A good question to ask ourselves, as many of us have heard, is, "What would Jesus do?" Let's put ourselves on the spot and grab hold of His grace, which is sufficient
(2 Corinthians 12:9), and take our ambassadorship to heart! We are the city on a hill, remember (Matthew 5:14)? Here to shine the light of Jesus.
I've been considering keeping a journal of my flukes. Not for condemnation, but accountability. Sort of like a meal journal ( I wouldn't DARE make one of those now, he he), to see my actions (or lack of) in writing. That might give me another reason to avoid intentional failures, not wanting to see them in writing where they'll confront me.
Let's hope I'm done with most of my flukes for today. The Lord deserves my very best, at least. I can never repay Him, but I surely can do better! We all could.
Serve Him Well!