And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.
You ever notice how many different hats we wear? You may or may not wear a physical hat, but what I’m talking about are the various roles each of us plays.
Some of us are parents, siblings, grandparents, employees, bosses, teachers, students, the list is endless. The point is, we have many different roles to play.
You ever find it difficult to switch between them?
For example, we go to work and we are around different people. We go to church and yet another differing crowd. We go home and we are with the family. We go here, there, and everywhere on any given day, on any given week, and it can be quite overwhelming at times keeping up with it all!
As we endeavor to walk with the Lord, being a light to those around us, how do we keep from becoming one way in front of one set of people and another way in front of another set? How can we become more consistent in our walk with the Lord and in our witness for Him?
Here’s one great way:
Set your affections on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.
Of course, this is easier said than done at times and it is going to take having our minds renewed to the Word. However, if we will, on purpose make it a habit of focusing on things that truly matter on a consistent basis, it will keep us both consistent and focused.
By doing this, we don’t have to fret about what crowd we find ourselves in because we are always on the lookout for someone to encourage, bless, and uplift in way or another.
Sometimes this can equate to bigger things like leading someone to the Lord, or praying with someone, but it may also include simply being a listening ear, spending time with someone, offering a hug, a smile, a small word of encouragement.
Listen, we don’t have to be in full-on ministering mode all the time. We can relax, have fun, kick our feet up, take vacations, enjoy various entertainments, and we can do it all as unto the Lord! Always ready at any moment to give an answer for the hope we have on the inside! :)
By renewing our minds to the Word of God, gaining a consistent eternal outlook on life, and being ready always to give an answer to the hope of Jesus we have, we can wear 1,000 hats and still be a light in each one!
Be encouraged today! No matter what roles you have on the agenda today, you can do them all as unto the Lord.
Joshua Scott Zeitz