Thursday, March 4, 2010

Our True Character

Proverbs 27:19 "As in water, face reflects face, So a man's heart reveals the man."

You ever hear the saying, "Your true character is who you are when nobody else is around?" I believe that statement is very accurate. It's easy to appear one way to somebody or a group of people and then act entirely different when we're by ourselves.

A very common problem that a lot of Christians face is this; they have no problem acting like a die hard - true hearted Christian when others are around, but when they're alone, they tend to not act/think like a Christian at all. We need to work hard at not letting this happen in our lives.

If we are displaying to others that we have Christ in our lives, we need to be true to that - at all times (not just around others). We need to closely keep ourselves in check when we're alone to make sure our hearts and minds are staying true to God.

Our hearts reveal who we are - we need to have a heart that is on fire for God.

1 comment:

  1. Very good thoughts Ryan.
    No doubt, many of us care too much what other people think about us, and how we actually "come across" to them; Which in itself is not always a bad thing. We want people to like us, and therefore usually put our "best foot forward".
    You're right, character is what we do, when nobody else is around. Isn't it amazing that God created in each one of us a conscious; something just as real as a hand or a foot, yet
    unseen, but always available 24-7 for our benefit, helpng us maintain a good attitude and the right relationship with our Lord.