“Live in such a way that if someone spoke badly of you, no one would believe it.”
I found this quote a few years ago when I was going through a very difficult time in my life, one in which people were saying hurtful lies about me and my family. There’s something so deeply painful about others attacking your character or the way you live your life. It took me a long time to realize I can never control what people say about me. The only thing I can control is how I live my life.
It doesn’t matter what you do or how nice you are to people, someone somewhere is going to disagree with you. Someone will always try to knock you down. The world has evil in it and it’s just a fact. Which is a really sad thought. But I have hope in the fact that I serve the one true God and I love Him with my whole heart and He’s opinion of me is all that matters.
When we are attacked, we feel the need to fight back or give up. I know after experiencing a particularly rough encounter with someone who really did not like me, my life or what I believed in, made me want to give up. I wanted to stop serving in ministry and stop loving people like I had been. But my God is so good and always breaths truth into my life. This verse is what refreshed my heart and pushes me to live the way Christ called my to live.
So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Galatians 6:9
I want to live in such a way that God’s light shines so bright that others can’t help but see the God I serve. I want to speak truth and love into the lives of the people i come into contact with. I want to give everything I have to my Savior and know my work was not in vain. But no matter how hard I try, no matter how hard I love, someone will rise up and take a shot at me. It’s happened before and will happen again. But all I can do is live in such a way that no one would believe the bad things someone could say.
I’m going to LIVE, I choose to live and not grow tired of doing good. People are going to talk and it will most likely hurt my feelings. But they won’t stop me from living, from pushing on and loving more. Join me today and choose to LIVE in such away that if someone spoke badly of you, no one would believe it!