Our Life is Measured By Our Impact on Others

The people we influence in this life will be a testimony of what we had to offer. Too often we measure ourselves by what we think we are doing right or by what we think we are doing wrong. But the best testimony of what your life amounts to is not in your do's and don'ts, but in your impact and influence. Do's and Don'ts play their part, but they are not the end all. The best picture of your life is not taken of you, but is the snapshot of other people's lives whom you've changed through your good character or lack thereof. If our Christianity stops with only our lives being changed, then we are not allowing the Gospel of Jesus to take it's full effect. The full power of God does not only change your life, but it will change the lives of those around you as well, if you let it and do not stifle the love of God, or hoard it for yourself. We must be generous with the Love of God, not stingy.

2 Corinthians 3:2-3
"You yourselves are our letter of recommendation, written on our hearts, to be known and read by all. And you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts."

Proverbs 27:2
2 Let someone else praise you, not your own mouth—
a stranger, not your own lips.

Matthew 5:14-16
14 “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. 15 No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.

Psalm 51:9-10,13
9 Hide your face from my sins,
and blot out all my iniquities.
10 Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and renew a right[b] spirit within me.
13 Then I will teach transgressors your ways,
and sinners will return to you.

-Zach Speegle