One of the most difficult things in life, especially as a Christian, is to comprehend how many people are actually watching us.
Now, if you are a parent you know your children are watching and listening to everything. That’s why we are careful as to what we say and do.
If you are married then you know for a fact that your spouse is watching and listening.
But, what about those watching you at work, at church, in the store, at your child’s sporting event, on the golf course or on social media?
What about the other “people”? Folks that run the Nielsen ratings, for instance. How about the internet police who can see every single website you go to?
Have you ever thought about what your character looks like in front of everyone?
Does you neighbor see you go to church every Sunday but watches as you curse out the lawnmower for not starting?
Are there men or women at the golf course that know you are a Christian and yet watch you get so upset over a bad swing that you throw your club down?
What about the other parents at the sporting events? Do you belittle your child, in front of them, for not playing up to your standards?
What about your character when it is just you and your family? Have you grown so numb over the sin in front of your eyes on the television that it doesn’t even matter anymore?
I believe that IS part of our problem. We have become numb to sin!
It hits us from freaking everywhere and every which way possible. And we have become numb to most of it.
What offended us at first is now an after thought.
What used to give us a repulsive feeling, now, no longer affects us at all.
And we all know, from a physical sense, that numbness eventually starts to make that part of the body useless. So in a spiritual sense being numb to the sin around us, in us and how we react to it makes us neither hot nor lukewarm but cold.
So how can we, as Christians, run the race and be a said witnesses see a contradiction in our lives…
We must get back to that state of saying break my heart Lord, for what breaks yours, create in me a clean heart and renew my mind.