Our lives are like essays that we write out each and everyday. We show the world our beliefs, our fears, our treasures, our desires. . . the list goes on and on. Each day is like writing a sentence, a paragraph, a page. What we do, what we say, how we act; it’s all written there on our bodies, in our hearts. Everything, for everyone to see.
When looking at ourselves in this way, we should wonder if what we are writing about is something someone else can learn from, grow on, even be inspired because of reading about us. The most important question to ask, is will we be reflecting God?
What is your essay about? What are you wrting, to day in this hour during this minute? Every second of everyday we are writing about something. It can be helpful, degrading, shameless, sinful, or even deadly. What are you writing about? If you have to, go back and erase something. Start anew. Change the way you talk, the way you say things, what you do. So when all is set and done, God can look down on your writing and say, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”
Imitate God, therefore, in everything that you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us–a pleasing aroma to God.
Ephesians 5:1, 2