Good Morning everyone, I hope you are all well. thank you for your input and remarks. I have been told that we are always being watched by someone. We may not be aware of it, but there is always someone affected by what i say or do, either in a positive way or a negative way. We tend to not think about this concept so much as we just go about living our lives from day to day. If we really could see what kind of a influence we make on others every day, we would maybe make changes in our life sooner rather than later. This is our topic for the day...
Have you ever wondered what others ‘see’ in you? What do they really say in private with others when you are not around. Jesus asked his Disciples this same question. Matthew 9:18-20 says, once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, “Who do the crowds say I am”? They replied, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah; and still others, that one of the prophets of long ago has come back to life.”. “But what about you”? He asked, “Who do you say I am”? Peter answered, “The Christ of God”.
This Scripture speaks to me in my own life. I have wondered who other’s say that I am? Haven’t you? People do not always express their true thoughts or feelings to us directly, but when in conversation with others they are more apt to say what they really think and how they feel about us. Do I live up to who I say I am, or do I change according to which crowd I am with at the time? This is an issue of character!
People may act one way in a crowd ,but it’s the one on one time’s where people really see your true character come through. Jesus was not ‘unsure’ of himself in asking this question, nor was he concerned of what ‘others thought’ about him. He knew who he was, but he was curious to see if Peter really knew who he was.
This is a question directly related to “our character”. What kind of a person do you say that I am? How do others see me when the ‘spotlight’ is not on me, those times when no one is looking to me to give them something or met a need. The crowds may say one thing, but “who do you say I am? Jesus asked Peter this direct question because he wanted to know just how Peter felt apart from the crowds.
This brings the question down to a more personal level doesn’t it? What do you really see in me”? “Who do you say that I am”? What would others say about you if you asked them the same question, would it be the answer you wanted to hear? Do others see in me a consistency in what I say and do, or do they see me being inconsistent in my beliefs and values? It will difficult for others to take me serious if I change my mind from week to week. It will also be difficult to build trust with others if we ourselves are uncertain.
The challenge is this....Be who you say you are and do what you say will do. Remember, we are not an island unto ourselves, everyone is watching!!
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