Such people should realize that what we are in our letters when we are absent, we will be in our actions when we are present. 2 Corinthians 10:11
Different types of social media has made it very easy for people to instantly communicate with others around the world. Not only words can be given, but also pictures to show others exactly what one wants others to see, hear or feel.
With the advancements of technology, one can also manipulate photos and statements to make them say things a certain way. Often the pictures only show a false side of life, not the real heart and picture of one’s life.
Some people had been accusing Paul of being different in his letters than in person. He states that he will be the same as in his letters when he is present with them.
Although people rarely write physical letters anymore, most will write text messages, emails and post on social media in the same way. As people post by social media, many are very bold in what they are saying, but when met in person, they are not as bold or back down on what they said. People become chameleons, blending in with those they are around, not being the same always.
In the same way many believers are very bold in church for standing up for God and His word, but when at their workplace, or some other place, they are quiet about believing in God. This often occurs because of their love of some sin that they do not want certain people to see or know about.
The believer who has truly given his life over to God will remain the same person regardless of where he is at or who he is talking to. His communication will be the same regardless of the method of delivery, because God is the one who is in control of his life.
As a believer, your life should be the same no matter where you are at or how you are communicating with others. Do not allow yourself to be one person among other believers and a different person when among non-believers.
Christ should be Lord of your entire life, not just your church life.
Allow all of your actions and words be the ones that would be those of God at all times, to all people.
Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will live your life for God at all times; that your words and actions will always represent those of God; and that your life will be a great testimony of who Jesus is to this fallen world.