Tuesday, October 23, 2012


I heard something on the radio last week that just seemed to stick with me: "Acting like a Christian is easy, reacting like a Christian is hard."

As a waitress, my reactions are key.  Every night I work, I have those undesirable customers.  Customers that run me back and forth a hundred times, customers that think it's okay to treat me like their servant and order me around, and customers that leave me a two dollar tip after taking up my table for over an hour.  These are frustrating things.  Usually I can force out a smile and an extra dose of patience when I'm at my customers table, but when I go in the back, all bets are off.  Ashamed to admit, I don't react with the kind of love and patience in which God calls me.

"Acting like a Christian is easy, reacting like a Christian is hard."

Definitely a challenge for me.  I know I'm not perfect and I know I will slip up, but I need to make more of an effort to react like a Christian too.  Because really, the person that I am when I react negatively is not the person I want to be.  My actions and reactions should not clash.  The good news is that I am constantly being presented with opportunities to improve and react in a more Christ like manner.

Maybe take some time today to determine if your reactions match your actions.

Until next time,

1 comment:

  1. This is such a great reminder, Mel! Reacting to trying situations can be difficult, and it's important to remember to be Christ-like in all of our actions and not forget about the reactions.