A friend and coworker asked me last week if I could spend time with her this summer, showing her how to get organized. I was flattered and shocked at the same time. Me? Organized? While I do have a certain amount of Type A in me but I would not have thought I was organized enough that others noticed. This gave me pause as to what others see in me. Am I role model? Not just in organization but in my life? The answer is yes. So are you. People are watching and deciding whether they should be like you or whether they should learn from your mistakes.
I witnessed this in its simplest form on the playground. The high school girls were practicing a dance routine and my little ones lined the fence in awe. They watched for a while, deciding whether they should be like these girls…. And then they started mimicking them. Not perfectly, not exactly but they wanted to copy what they saw in these more mature girls.
I ask then, are we mature role models that lead others to Christ? Do we shine like the stars in the heavens in this world of darkness? Can others follow us; not perfectly, but enough that they will begin to become mature in Christ themselves? I assure you that even though you think no one is watching, someone is. Someone is noticing whether you are organized, whether you are doing a dancing or whether you are leading a life that mimics Christ.
And just for kicks, enjoy the video of the dancing…
(Pastor) Steve Cranston says
Thanks, Kristi, for your blog articles. We appreciate them. I’m using this one in our “Today’s Mission Moment” (tomorrow) at Willowbrook Terrace Chapel. We’re grateful to be able to prayerfully and financially support you, Shannon and your family.
Blessings, in Christ,
Steve, for Judy and “the Chapel family”
Kristi Hopkins says
Thank you so much for the prayers and support. You guys are a great encouragement to us.