Follow Me

Everyone is a teacher! I don’t mean professionally, but we are all teaching somebody something whether we realize it or not. There is at least one person who copies your actions, dress, reactions, manner of speaking, etc., because that person wants to be like you.

          Some days that is a bit of a scary thought! Phillipians 3:17 is a good reminder that people are following our Christianity: “ Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.” Is my Christianity worth following? Do I give others a clear picture of Christ? How about my home life? Do I act one way at church, then act another way at home? I am always supposed to exhibit the fruit of the Spirit, not just when I’m in public. My children are the ones that are noticing my example the most often.

          If you are a leader in any area, whether as a Sunday School teacher, bus worker, church musician, Junior Church worker, usher, greeter, or any other area, you have a great responsibility of maintaining a life of example. If you are a parent, be the right example all the time, especially at home. May we be able to say to others, “Follow me, as I follow Christ.”