I love people watching, figuring out personalities, quietly listening to the words people speak as well as watching their actions. You do know that “Actions speak louder than words”. It’s not judging, it’s simple observation. People although they may try, can not hide who they really are for long. Who we are, even that which we don’t like about ourselves will come seeping out little by little, just like a drippy faucet.
It’s important to be mindful of who you allow to influence our lives but, especially as Christians, it is more important to surround yourself with positive influences but, not to think of yourself higher or better than others. “Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 26:18). If we are all equal in God’s sight, then who are we to feel superior to anyone? Careful! Life has a way of knocking us off those pedistals we perch ourselves upon, while looking down our noses at others. Our “stuff”, our looks, our education, our jobs, our church status, even our intellect can cause us to unintentionally be perceived as stuck up or prideful. We dress to impress, to get attention and compliments, for what exactly? Ask yourself “Why do I need that type of attention?
As followers of Christ, we are to live humbly and peaceably with others and to show love. In these days and times of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the “selfy”, humility is so hard to come by. Don’t get caught up in the hype, life is not a competition, we don’t have to try to “one up” one another. Live a comfortable life, an affordable life, and always help others. “You will know a tree by the fruit it bears” (Mathew 7:15), so check out the fruit in your life and of the people in and around your life. Regularly evaluate yourself so that you will be found pleasing in God’s sight, no one else’s opinion matters more than His!