Who We Are and What We Do
We may never know what affect we have on those we encounter…good or bad. This is why it is so important to be aware and intentional about our actions.
There’s been a lot of love going around our church over the past couple of weeks. With October being Pastor Appreciation Month, there’s been many messages of thanks going in Pastor Lee’s direction. Simultaneously Pastor Lee has been sharing his appreciation of the congregation and the impact we have on each other.
This past Sunday he shared a letter written by one of the members of the church, sharing her story and the affect others in the church had on her life. More times than not, we have no idea of the impact we have on others.
We need to remember that every action has consequences…good or bad.
In Ephesians 2:8-10 we are told, “In Christ Jesus, God made us to do good works, which God planned in advance for us to live our lives doing.” This sounds pretty clear to me. God intends for us to do good, but we get to decide if we will do it or not.
We have control over our actions. We can choose what we will do and how we will do it. This starts with figuring out who God meant us to be. Then being intentional about living in that direction.
I think more time is wasted through drifting than anything else.
Intentional action and awareness of those actions are topics that have been prevalent in my thoughts lately as well as historically. As is evident with these previous posts: (links)
- The importance of intentionality
- Getting back to the core
- Taking off the blinders
- How to get control of your life
- Writing it down makes it more real
Everything we do affects not only ourselves but those around us. Choices can have huge consequences. Think about how your actions affect others.
We can’t control everything, but we can control ourselves.
Live your life intentionally in the way God intended.