One day when a co-worker returned from going out for lunch, she made a beeline straight to me and with a huge grin on her face said:
“I just saw a license plate that I knew you’d like. I didn’t get it at first, and I know you’ll get it right away, but once I figured it out I knew you’d like it.”
Gees… no pressure!! I wasn’t really sure where she was going with this. What could it have said?!! AND… what if I couldn’t figure it out? Oh boy…
Now, I diligently pray for God to use me mightily where I work and often I think I’m not really making a difference, but through this one small and perfectly placed license plate God showed me clearly that people are watching.
They know that God takes priority in my life and obviously that I know and love Jesus Christ.
They notice and question why I listen to the Christian radio station or why I read my Bible during lunch. They come to me when they are going through something tough in life and want encouragement or prayers.
They notice what conversations I choose to take part in and what type of words escape my lips. I don’t have to beat them over the head with my Bible or mention the name of Jesus in every conversation or even, every day.
They know where I stand, what my beliefs are and who I love.
“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men. You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” Matthew 5:13-16
What do people see when they look at you?
What do people hear when you speak?
What do you spend time doing or thinking about in your spare time?
“so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world” Philippians 2:15
Who are you when no one else is looking?