I’m sure you’ve heard the saying, “You are who you hang out with”.
This topic will be focused off of that saying more or less.
You start to look like and become what you believe in and who you surround yourself with.
Whatever you start to believe in with all your heart, mind and soul will be distinct to everyone, it will begin to grow roots inside of you.
Likewise, who you surround yourself with plays an impact into who you become and what you start to believe in.
It becomes the root of who you are. It becomes the way people see you. It becomes your legacy on this earthS
So who are you?
Do they race cars? Do they play D&D? Do they like Doctor Who? Do they drink all the time? Are they constantly cursing? Do they read? Do they like to try new things? Are they open or close minded? Are they loving? Are they exclusive? Do they gossip? Are they humble? Are they prone to anger? Are they patient? Do they judge?
What are your beliefs and values?
do your beliefs fall somewhere between legalism, racism, exclusivity, fear, and privilege?…..if so you are probably going to end up looking like a racist, bigoted and arrogant person.
do your beliefs fall somewhere between love, mercy, grace, hope, patience, gentleness, and loyalty?……you will look something like that.
I long to be an example of the love of Christ through my words and actions.
I long to welcome those who are made to feel unwanted, uninvited or unforgiven. Because at the table of Christ we are all welcome, forgiven and wanted.
I long to be an example of love.
I long for my fruits that I produce to be fruits that Christ can use to produce fruits from.
Friends, who do you strive to be?
Grace and ease,