When you look at your life and deep within your heart, are you happy with what you see?
Do you see the evil in your heart that might have been vanquished but still rises to the surface in an effort to bring you down time and time again? Every day, the fight begins anew; will you fall or will you be victorious?
These questions are some of many I need to ask myself constantly...
Look into the mirror; tear off the mask and see yourself for who you really are; bare of any facade, stripped of the image others see, and see if you're pleased with what you find?
If not, what are you going to do about it?
Simply put, we were put here on this earth for a purpose: to live for God's glory and advance His kingdom.
Are you making a difference and showing that Christ lives in you to those around you - your family, friends, those in your church, and others?
I know I haven't been doing a good job of it, but I'm praying God will give me the strength and the determination to live my life for Him each day.
As Christians, to have a fire burning inside of us, to show the world that there is something that makes us different, something that sets us apart from the many people with nothing but the present to live for...isn't that our calling? Being a Christian isn't about hiding in a monastery; it's about being in the world but not of it; about being a beacon of Truth, a light in the darkness for all to see...
-Maximillian has written