In life we are faced with role models. At every age and stage of our lives we are faced with opinions, suggestions, options and choices. Where to shop, what to buy, who to befriend, who to follow. It’s our choice. We can decide. No one forces us.
As I have got older and hopefully wiser, I have got to know myself and others better. Human nature comes to the for in all its darkness. There is nothing here that I want to follow. No organisation can guide me in entire perfection towards where I should go. No church can do that. Christians can’t do that either.
I have to make my own decision as to who I must follow and the direction I must take.
There is only one Person on whom I can depend and who I can trust once and for always. That can only be the Person who created me. He knows me best. He was there before my life began and He will be there after it ends.
I like what some people say and do. I agree with them and possibly adopt their philosophy or brand of thinking. What they say makes sense. But all I believe has to be weighed up against the truths found in the Bible.
1 John 4:1
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world.
Don’t believe everything you hear – don’t believe everything you read – don’t believe everyone who speaks.
Test everything against the truth of the Bible.
Man will fail you. God never will.
There have been some ‘difficult to swallow’ issues going on in the world recently. I have seen some – who don’t call themselves Christ-followers – yet they are gentle and kind, loving and caring. They display the fruit of Christ, yet they do not proclaim to follow Him. Then I have seen those who do call themselves followers of Christ, yet their behaviour does not add up to His values. They are like the son whose father said to him, “go and do such & such” and he said he would, but he didn’t.
They say they follow Christ, but they don’t
Those who don’t call themselves Christ-followers are like the son whose father said to them, “go and do such & such” and they said they wouldn’t but they did.
They say they don’t follow Christ, but the do.
At the end of the day, as I grow up in Christ, I am beginning to see one thing more and more clearly – it’s not about ‘them’. It’s about me.
It’s how I respond to how Christ wants me to behave.
It’s the choices I make.
These are my thoughts, my words, my actions – I will be judged for what I have done and not for what anyone else has.
The only person for me to follow is Christ.
I will follow Him.
I hope you will too.
These are the days!
Keep the smile going.
God bless you!
In His Grip,
Helga xx 🙂