2 Corinthians 10:11 Are You Always The Same?

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.

Matthew 26:41 How To Avoid Temptation

Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. Matthew 26:41

Everyday millions of people are striving to lose weight. They put themselves on a strict diet to accomplish their goals. While they manage to follow the diet for a week or two, most often people give into temptation to eat things that they should not eat.

They are frustrated with themselves and feel as if they are a failure. Their mind was desiring to lose the weight, but their body was weak and gave in.

As Jesus was getting ready to go to the cross, He had the disciples pray with Him. He told them to keep watching and praying so that they will not fall into temptation, because the flesh is weak.

In the same way people are striving to lose weight, there are believers who are striving to stop sinning. Yet, everyday they fall to temptation to sin in some way or another.

Temptation is something that no one can completely avoid. It is always there working to trip up a believer and cause him to sin against God. Even though it is always there, one does not have to give in to the temptation.

The first thing a believer must do is be watching. He must keep his eyes open to things that will tempt him to sin. If he is not watching, he will not see it coming as temptation and will fall for it.

The other thing a believer must do is pray. This is talking and listening to God. Every believer must be in constant communication with God. Paul said to pray without ceasing. When a believer is talking and listening to God, he will not give in to temptations that come his way.

As with every believer, there are some temptations that you have to deal with. Satan is going to try and cause you to fall into sin against God. Refocus your attention upon God with being in constant prayer. Then allow the Holy Spirit to open your eyes so that you may watch and see when temptations come your way.

Every time that a temptation comes your way, God will make a way for you to escape it. You then have to make the choice as to whether to sin or not sin. The closer you are to God, the easier it will be to not fall into temptation.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will be in constant communication with God; that the Holy Spirit will open your eyes to the attacks of the enemy; and that God will strengthen you to turn away from sin.