Updated: Mar 3
You, who all of the nations look to.
They'll see who you are as they watch what you do.
We're held to account for the actions we take.
Don't cause them to stumble by decisions you make.
People are watching you. They always have and they always will.
When you represented the world, I'm sure if you were at all like me, you gave them plenty to see. But now that you represent the King of kings and the Lord of lords, what you show them will either honor or dishonor all that Jesus has done for you.
You no longer belong to the world, you belong to Christ and He paid a hefty price for you. Your life is not your own. You have a heavenly purpose that transcends your earthly purpose. Yes, you may have the responsibilities of a daughter, a mother, a grandmother, a wife, an employer, an employee... But you must know you will be held to account by God for so much more.
As a child of God and a follower of Jesus, you are responsible for modeling the goodness of Christ to the people in this world. As a predecessor of those who will follow behind you, you are responsible for setting an example in your Walk that will not cause them to stumble in theirs. As a minister of the Gospel, (which all Believers are) you are responsible for godly discipleship, fellowship and leadership. Yes, you wear many hats, and they all look good on you. You were made for this. The angels are at your disposal and Holy Spirit is your divine Helper.
God's word tells us that he who has been set free by the Son is free indeed (John 8:36). The Lord is a gentleman. He does not force us to do anything. We are free to decide whether we will walk by the water, wade in the water or dive deep into the water. What we decide to do however, will come out of our love for Him, our resolve to further His cause and the overflow of His fruit which Holy Spirit has placed within us. The decision is all yours.
God's word tells us that we are free to be, but God's word also tells us to "beware lest somehow this liberty of yours become a stumbling block to those who are weak." 1 Corinthians 8:9