In the past I have written about trying to remain a Christian at work. It never ceases to amaze me how hard that can be sometimes. Working in the medical field and around lots of women you can only imagine the nit-picking, moaning and complaining that can occur. I have experienced it alot lately. There have been times it would be so easy for me to let my guard down and just ease into that destructive behavior. However, I have been blessed to have 2 individuals in my life that cause me to be my own accountability partner. They help me keep myself in check when you are standing all alone.
There have been times in my life I know that I did not betray myself as the Christian I claimed to be. In today's world, society tells us it is okay not to be held to these standards. Society tells us it is alright to just act the way we want with no consequences or strings attached. However, I have found myself when confronted by these negative powers around me, I have been able to take that step back and refrain from entertaining them. One thing The Bishop and M2 have taught me is that how I react to a situation is a reflection of my faith, my church family, and my God. The prayer, "Lord give me strength" really has meaning to me when I say it. I try to stop and listen to how He wants me to handle the situation.
I think that sometimes I become frustrated with those around me who claim to be a Christian yet they don't betray it in their actions and then I stop and think, "that used to be you stupid, you were the same way." So I hope that through my actions, I can also change the heart of those around me.
"I must make a conscious, deliberate, daily choice to sit at His feet, to listen to His Word, to receive His love, to let Him change me and to pour out my heart's devotion to Him." Nancy Leigh DeMoss