Did you ever get the feeling someone is watching you? That sense that someone who doesn’t really want to interact with you or even really make their presence known is looking attentively at what you’re doing? Guess what?
It’s human nature. We watch other people. We eavesdrop on their conversations. In malls, in restaurants, in airports. People-watching can be very interesting.
There’s another kind of people-watching. The kind where people watch our lives, not just our attempt to manage our luggage at the airport. Others watch and listen to see how we react and respond to the events in our lives – the disappointments, the joys, the testing, the trials. And even more so if we claim to have faith in God.
They are watching to see if we really believe.
Our walk through life is never entirely personal. The people-watchers are there, even if they don’t say anything. Will they see us falter in our faith, or will they see a valiant fight against the odds? Will they see us hold fast to God, or walk away from Him? Will they see an unwavering trust, or will they see us stumbling over doubt?
God wants to use our lives to encourage and inspire others. He wants to use us to show others what it means to confidently trust Him – in spite of whatever it is we’re in the middle of. Don’t ever think you aren’t being watched. You are.
So as long as they’re watching, let them see something that could change their lives.
“That you would walk worthy of God who calls you into His own kingdom and glory” 1 Thess 2:12 (NKJV)
“…among whom you shine as lights in the world” Phil 2:15 (NKJV)
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” Matt 5:16 (NKJV)