A colleague was recently describing a conversation with a student about what it means to be a personal reference. She wanted students to understand that their behaviors, whether in an interview or on a job, would reflect not only on themselves, but also on those used as references. The power of a name on a reference is important and protecting that good name is important, too!
We can remember this advice as we live our lives. We want to build a good name for ourselves. We want to be respected, to be a "good" person. By following God's will for our lives, we can move towards this goal. However, we must also remember that our lives should also reflect God's presence. People may look at us differently because we are followers of God and we must remember that, even though we are human and make mistakes, our actions and reactions will reflect on God and our commitment to Him. We should strive to follow God's will and we should repent and move away from sin whenever we fall short of His will, then we can have a good name that reflects God's amazing power in our lives!
Protect your good name and show His Good Name by following God's will!
Thank You for Your love and patience with me. Help me to follow Your will in my life so that I can have a good name that reflects Your amazing grace, power, and glory. Through Jesus I pray, amen.