Have you ever thought of how you act on a day to day basis? What do others see in your actions when you are standing in the only line at the store and its the only line open and there are 5 people ahead of you with full carts and you have 3 items.... or how about when you are at the dentist's office and they have an emergency come in and the receptionist tells you it will be an hour longer wait? Do they see Christ living in you? Or do they see someone impatient, overbearing, and with a bad attitude to boot?
It has been said that :
PEOPLE MAY NOT REMEMBER EXACTLY WHAT YOU DID, OR WHAT YOU SAID, ~BUT~THEY WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER HOW YOU MADE THEM FEEL.
Think about that lone cashier..... perhaps there has been a problem with the other registers, or an emergency with the other cashiers.... or perhaps that cashier is in training and is so wrapped up in doing things the right way she does not think to call for help..... at the dentist do we take it out on the receptionist because there has been an accident and someone need emergency help....
There are so many times throughout our day we can be an example of kindness, patience, understanding and a loving spirit...
2Co 6:6 (NLT) We have proved ourselves by our purity, our understanding, our patience, our kindness, our sincere love, and the power of the Holy Spirit.
As children of God we should prove ourselves each day just as Paul wrote in the above verse.... and with the gift of the Holy Spirit living in us we have the ability to overcome any shortcoming in ourselves
Gal 5:22-25 (NLT) But when the Holy Spirit controls our lives, he will produce this kind of fruit in us: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Here there is no conflict with the law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have nailed the passions and desires of their sinful nature to his cross and crucified them there. If we are living now by the Holy Spirit, let us follow the Holy Spirit's leading in every part of our lives.