“How Would You Describe Yourself”


Most of us have a social networking account. Accounts such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, and all the others can serve a great purpose for us if they are used correctly. Those of us who have one are familiar with the process of setting up the accounts. You begin to fill in all of the information and answering the questions that are asked. Then, out of nowhere, you see it. It’s the one section that you weren’t really prepared to answer. There is a box that is simply labeled “about me” or something to that effect.

When asked to describe yourself what words would you use? Maybe it has something to do with your looks, hobbies, occupation, family, religion, or your background. I want to ask you a more important question. If your friends were given one sentence to describe your life what would they say? What would they see that is most important to you? Allow me to ask you an even more important question, If God was given just one sentence to describe your life, what would He say?

We have an example in the old testament where God does this for one man. This man’s name is Job. Job doesn’t have a Facebook, MySpace, or twitter. But yet, we are fortunate enough to be able to read his “About me” section.

Job 1:1- There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job, and that man was blameless and upright, one who feared God and turned away from evil

Wow! What a sentence! In this one sentence we learn where Job lived, but we went so much deeper. He was blameless and upright, he feared God, and he turned away from evil.

Consider with me for a moment, how your life compares to that of Job?

Are you honest? Are you blameless? Do you have a healthy fear of the Lord? Do you turn away from evil? Or, do we turn into temptation, flee from God, and live in deceit?

As Christians we must ask, am I representing Christ in everything that I say, and all that I do? The best possible news, is that we have a forgiving God! We have a merciful God! We have a loving God! We have a God who wants our best! Are we giving it to Him?

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