Thursday, November 17, 2011

Don't Look at Me!

As a Christ follower we tend to deflect people to the image of Christ. We believe that a properly humble Christian will say, "Don't look at me-look at Christ for He is the reason that I am." 

Perhaps this isn't the proper attitude at all. What if God intended for people look at us since we are created in His image and should be a reflection of Him? It was Paul who wrote in 1 Corinthians 11:1 "Follow my example as I follow the example of Christ." This adds a level of responsibility to a Christian lifestyle that demands authenticity and consistency. It is an accountability for our choices and attitudes that might influence others to choose to follow Christ as we do. 

The recognition for such a life is still attributed to God and yet gives us a motivating factor to reflect Him through our lives. Following through on this mission accurately describes the call of leading someone to Christ-in fact, it is the only way it really occurs.

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