Monday, March 29, 2010


You've probably heard the old saying 'actions speak louder than words.' People pay attention to what you do and how you live, not what you say about how you live.
Last night my youth pastor, Rev. E. Peoples, said something that was sort of a rephrasing of that phrase and it really stood out to me. {he wasn't actually preaching on that sort of a topic, he was actually talking about friendship and he just stuck this line in there. But that is one of my favorite things about Rev and the way he preaches./ }

"...Your life message is your life."

I am a professional people observer. You can learn a lot about a person with out them saying a thing (or knowing that you're watching them. And no, it isn't the same as stalking.). I watch and analyze. I notice things other people don't. I find it an amusing past time.

But on the flip side, I am sure there are people out there watching me, observing how I live. Watching how I act. And it is pretty easy to learn about me by watching; I communicate more with my eyes and facial expressions than I do with my mouth.

Quite frankly, that is scary. I like to watch other people, but I would rather not have them watching me. What are they seeing? Who do they think I am? Does it match who I say I am? Consistently?

Yeah, it doesn't seem so innocent and amusing a past time when it isn't me doing the watching...

What are you saying about yourself?

Who do you say you are?

What does your life- the way you live each day, when people are watching and when people aren't -say you are?

Does your talk match your actions?

Just something to think about...

1 comment:

chelsea rebecca said...

oh wow that is something to think about!


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