the message you are putting out there. the things that you are sharing and producing… do they have eternal value?
do you regularly use your gifts and talents to share the message of christ that has no end? do you tell the true story of jesus… does the world know that you are going to be spending your eternity with the father in his heaven? do you spend time and efforts on a timeless message… or do you subscribe to a world philosophy.
here are some things ask yourself:
if someone hears me, will they learn more or less about the god i serve?
if someone sees these will they keep an up close view of the creator that gave me these gifts?
if someone reads my words, will they yearn for more of the god that gave them to me or less?
do i mean that everything you do has to be an evangelistic outreach … no.
what i mean is that in everything you say and do… use an eternal filter. look at things through a viewpoint of how they will stand in eternity… how the choices you make will reflect the stirrings of the Holy Spirit.
why do we do the things we hate and hate the things we do?
Romans 7: 15I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. 16And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. 17As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. 18I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature.[a] For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 19For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. 20Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it.
the deal is we’re human. and as christians – we’re forgiven. ahhhhhhh grace.
overwhelmed with gratefulness for grace. you have grace… and that is a message with eternal value.