A NEW GOD GOAL
I have a new God goal. Let me explain.
First, I need to ask you some questions.
What is your message?
Is it evident to others that you are a disciple of Christ?
Trust me. Everyone is reading who you are, whether you are talking or not!
You are sending a message at all times, whether or not you realize it.
People watch you, whether you like it or not.
One of my mentors, Dr. Eric Scalise with ICCI (International Christian Coaching Institute), shared a story with me.
His story inspired me, and I know it will inspire you too!
While Eric was in college, he worked at a grocery store. After working there for over a year, a gentleman who regularly delivered cookies there asked Eric a question.
He asked, “Are you a Christian?”
And because they had never talked before, Eric was unsure where the delivery man was going with the question.
He slowly replied, “yes.”
The delivery man said, “One of those born again kind?”
Again, Eric responds, “yes.”
And then, the delivery man gave Eric the ULTIMATE COMPLIMENT by responding, “I thought so. I’ve been watching you.”
After hearing Eric’s story, I wrote this down.
“NEW GOAL: I want others to know I’m a disciple of Jesus just by them watching me.”
In all reality, I think this is a pretty “tall order!”
Is it because I want others to recognize ME? No!
I want others to recognize JESUS in me. All glory to Him and Him alone.
I could give you a list of many ways I will fail at this goal.
However, I still feel so compelled to aspire toward the goal!
Will I reach perfection? Nope.
Do His mercies begin afresh every morning? Yep!
Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning. Lamentations 3:23 NLT
Because of my failures, this promise and truth from God keep me wanting to draw closer and closer to Jesus every moment.
He continues to forgive. He is gracious and merciful.
When I mess up and don’t get it quite right, I get to start every single morning again!
Who we are in Christ will always speak much louder than who we say we are.
So when someone says to you, “There is just something different about you! And I want whatever it is that you have!”
They recognize Jesus in you!
Will you join me in aspiring toward this new goal?!?
BE THE LIGHT so that when people are watching you, THEY SEE JESUS!