Monday Motivation: A Constant Witness

You are always being watched. People are always looking to you. This can be super encouraging to know of the influence you carry, or terrifying to know the witness you are constantly portraying. As I heard it put last week in the Dominican Republic, “you are always on.”

So who is looking to you? Your children? Peers? Your boss or teachers? Your employees or teammates? People are looking to you constantly, and as a follower of Christ you are always representing him wherever you go. As I heard it put in elementary school, integrity is who you are when no one is watching. Do you follow the rules when the lights are on, then cut corners when no one is around, or so it seems? Maintain integrity and sincerity at all times. Give your all in everything you do.

As Jesus tells us in the Sermon on the Mount, “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven” (Matt 5:16, NRSV). This verse has 3 parts to it. First, let your light shine. Second, you must have good works which people see. No this is not meaning your works earn you anything, but rather your works are the overflow of your faith. Third, God is glorified due to your light and works.

Remember, even if it is just Jesus who sees you at that time, you are always on.

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