Somebody’s Watching

I’ve had three different conversations recently where people referred to the fact they had been talking about me.

Creepy? Not really in these situations.

Convicting? A little.

I try to be aware of how I come across to people and I know that I’m probably the subject of conversations others are having just as much as they are occaisionally subjects of my conversations. But especially two of these revelations caught me off-guard for whatever reason.

I’m a pretty self-conscious person but it serves as a reminder that people watch us even when we aren’t aware of it. We need to be living as examples to other Christians and especially the unbelieving world. ‘You may be the only Jesus some people ever see’ is a bit trite but it is true.

‘But in your hearts, revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those woh speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.” 1 Peter 3:15-16

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