Friday, June 4, 2010
"It is not your job to change people. Only to demonstrate what God is like."
I try, to always keep a notebook close by in case a thought or idea comes to mind. Nowadays, I have to jot down the things I hear that leave an impression or touch me deep within...because franky, this ol' gal's memory isn't what it used to be.
So, tonight as I leafed through my handy, dandy notebook. The above quote jumped out at me! And I thought, how many times have I questioned another's actions? As a Christian, I know, that I have been guilty of this...not in a malicious way. But maybe, a holier than thou way. You know, the thoughts that run through your mind when someone doesn't keep their word or live up to your expectations. Because they don't serve God the way you think they should. Oh, yeah...guilty!
Maybe they do things that I would never do...never. But, my convictions are just that...my convictions. I know fully, that everyone, has to work out their own salvation. With fear and trembling, I might add, because God's Word says so. But, the reality of it is, when this life is done and we face God...We will not be asked to give account for others...We will stand alone.
So, the only job I have is to change myself...I am ready.
Posted by Trish at 6/04/2010 11:24:00 PM