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,