What does my life say about God and my faith?
I often ask myself this question, in consideration of whether I should do, say, or post something in social media or not. Somehow I feel that even if we have a God that loves unconditionally and a faith that is accepting, that is not judging, and that does not discriminate, the sad fact is: people would always be watching out when you make the wrong move.
That when you make the wrong move, some people would all of a sudden be quick to judge. You would hear statements like “That is not who God is,” or “That’s not how our faith works,” or “That is not how people of your faith should act.”
Perhaps they mean well. Perhaps they have been very used to seeing God in all the good you do, that the impression made by the wrong move was that it was out of your character. Though sadly, some would be like the hypocrites that would always point out the good and the bad, then point out that what they do is good and what you do is bad. Not all the time, but there will be times like these.
But then, it is also not a good excuse to say that we’re only human and that is why we make mistakes or we want to post something that reflects what we really feel, no matter how bad that is.
At the end of the day, it should not always matter what our lives look to other people, but how it looks to God. And if we have that in mind, we should not be worried about what other people say when we do something that pleases the Lord. It should not matter what other people think if what we did was in accordance to His love and glory. It should not mattet how other people felt if what we did was in God’s grace.
Remember, Jesus did the outrageous, the impossible, and what the Pharisees believed were blasphemous. But He was just doing what His Father told Him, telling His Father’s message to everyone.
So if you believe that you are living the life that God has intended you to live, doing everything according to His will, you need not worry about what it’ll tell other people. I believe God will handle that. 😊
“But as we were judged worthy by God to be entrusted with the gospel, that is how we speak, not as trying to please human beings, but rather God, who judges our hearts.”
1 Thes 2:4 | NABRE