I am reading in 1 John 2 this morning and these verses jumped off the virtual page at me:
3 We know that we have come to know him [Christ] if we keep his commands. 4Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person. 5 But if anyone obeys his word, love for God is truly made complete in them. This is how we know we are in him:6 Whoever claims to live in him must live as Jesus did.
I talk quite a bit about being misunderstood in our environments and how nobody really knows what makes us tick. As a result, it is an easy leap to the idea that it is OK for us to act the way we do or to treat people how we treat them. I’m frustrated with not being treated the way I think I should or getting exactly what I need, and that makes it OK for me to act the way I do.
The reality is that everyone, tech people included, are called to live the way Jesus did, in spite of the whatever our present reality is. If you consider yourself a Christ Follower, it kind of means you need to follow Christ.
Does your life look like Christ’s? If someone were to follow you around today, and hear your conversations, or better yet, your thoughts and feelings about those you work with, would it be obvious that Christ is the model for the choices you make? Frankly, this makes me a little nervous.
Regardless of what is happening around me today, I can make the choice to live as Christ would. If things were always to my own liking, or always went the way I felt like they should, what does that require from me? Nothing, and I am pretty sure we can all see how stupid that idea even is. Life has a way of being imperfect, and how we respond to it is what defines us.
Being a TD or any other role in local church production isn’t easy, but the Bible says for us to the best TD possible, we need to live as Christ lived.
As a Christ follower today, how can you follow Christ?
As a TD, how would Christ do your job today?
Regardless of your current situation, how can you live as Christ lived?