At the end of everyday I have done a self-reflection style process. Depending on the certain area I am really trying to grow on it may change a little bit here and there, BUT I am always extremely consistent when it comes to one specific area…
The fruits of the spirit. Each night, I try and think about the different interactions I had with people throughout the day. I think about them and then ask if I expressed these fruits during the day.
Love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Some are harder to gauge, and others are easier. The main focus is pin pointing times & moments where I did NOT express them & figure out why. It may not seem like that hard of a thing to do or even very important but it is!
We are the representatives of Jesus on earth! Every single one of us have come across a person who doesn’t believe in God or go to Church because of the way another Christian acted. Don’t be that guy (or gal).
I would be utterly heart broken if I found out that someone else is turning away from God because of how I live my life! That’s terrifying! But on the flip side, it would bring God SO much glory if I lived the best way I could & someone turned TOWARDS God because they saw God in us…
Take a few moments & think through it. Really buckle down & ask yourself if you are displaying these fruits in your life. If you aren’t, why? Figure it out & take care of it.