1 Corinthians 4:1-5
4 So here is how you should think of us. We serve Christ. We are trusted with the mysteries God has shown us. 2 Those who have been given a trust must prove that they are faithful. 3 I care very little if I am judged by you or by any human court. I don’t even judge myself. 4 I don’t feel I have done anything wrong. But that doesn’t mean I’m not guilty. The Lord judges me. 5 So don’t judge anything before the appointed time. Wait until the Lord returns. He will bring to light what is hidden in the dark. He will show the real reasons why people do what they do. At that time each person will receive their praise from God.
I am to be a servant and a guide and my character needs to be reliable and well versed in The Word.
Today it is easy to measure ourselves as the world measures people. To be enamoured by the ‘celebrity status’, famous for writing books or what we have done, television followings, etc. ‘Success’ is often seen as numbers, friends or followers, categories of ‘normal person or ‘celebrity figure’, etc..
I wonder if sometimes we get caught up in the same waves of deeming our ‘value’ as the way the world deems us valuable. It has made me reflect not to despise small beginnings, to just keep going, that our final effectiveness and results are not fully seen until judgement day, that life is built in the small things.
Great foundations build great structures. Foundations are rarely seen. We are called to build people and foundations that will last beyond our lifetime. One day we all will be judged, on WHY and HOW we did things. Our inner motives, purposes and prayers will be laid bare.
Let us ‘walk humbly with our God’ – may my journey be to Love Him and to Love Others.
Lord help me to be the best person I can be. My desire is that I fulfill all that you have created me to be. Help me and give me the words and actions to shape others’ lives so that they will become all that you have purposed for them.
Written by Ps. Sue Botta