For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ. (Galatians 1:10)
Am I looking to PLEASE GOD in all my actions? What does this mean? If I were to allow my private life to be put out there for everyone to see…Would I be ashamed of…?
-How I talk to my husband
-Handle my money/finances
-Talk to my kids
-Speak to my co-workers or superiors
Is it ALL seasoned with salt? (Colossians 4:6)
I’m asking this not for any other purpose but to make ONE point and that is.. how I handle myself privately says more about me than how I handle myself publicly. Whether my heart is desiring to please God or man is at the root of every single one of these issues.
You see, if I only aim to please men, then I can separate my private life from my public life. But if I am aiming to please God above ALL else, then what I do in private is the most tell-tale sign of my heart.
I’m convicted writing this.. you see, when I am extremely inconvenienced by waiting in a long line with kids, having my flight delayed ONE more time, or wronged by the same person over and over and over- my gut response is rage, and I’m ready to give that person a talking to. But, how we talk to strangers says more about our hearts than how we talk to someone we love dearly. Similarly, how we spend our money privately says more about us than how we spend our money publicly. Are we being good stewards of our money and time? In the small things, are you acting with integrity?