Have you ever wondered how people perceive you? For me, there are times when I care and become concerned what people think and then there are times when I really don't care at all. I've come to realize that I should care. Especially since I am a child of God.
As I am maturing in my Christian walk, I have come to realize how much people are watching me. Not to say that some people have put on their "let's focus on Kisha goggles" but how people see the way I treat people and how I respond in different situations. I will tell any and everyone how much I love the Lord but for people that don't know me...that's all talk. My actions should show it. In the past, I used to think that what I said was enough and God knew my heart. But as I kept living (and continue to keep living) I've come to understand how I my actions will have some sort of affect on others. I don't want my lifestyle to hinder someone from coming to Christ. Every morning when I wake up, I thank God for another opportunity to get it right and that today I will love better than the day before. There are times through the day when I have to remind myself that I must do better and think about how God would want to act. I will say that it gets easier each day.
I hope that this encourages you to continue to seek Christ and want to be like Him. Yesterday, someone told me that she is seeing me grow and that it was a beautiful thing. Hearing it from this individual hit me harder than when others have said it to me. Why...because this is someone who I only talk to on Sundays and Wednesdays. She and I really don't have a relationship outside of church. If we're out and we run into each other, we will acknowledge each other and may even hang out for a while but other than that...nothing. For her to tell me what she sees in me says a lot. My actions are starting to line up with my words.
So again, I encourage you to pay attention to Your Character. What are others saying about you? Does your actions line up with your words?