Over the last few weeks, I have seen my resolve tested on many occasions. But, I am trying so hard to stand firm not to crumble in the midst of confusion. I am giving it my all to look the discomfort in the eye and persevere. It's what I am aiming for all of my days. I continuously think of this quote..."We're going to have to let truth scream louder to our souls than the lies that have infected us." — Beth Moore
Each time I want to turn to an unkind word or a hateful thought, I think of the song "Who Are You When I'm Not Looking" by Blake Shelton. It's not so much the words of the song that trigger my thoughts, but the title of the song. I think a great deal about whom I choose to be around, and who they are when I'm not looking. Are they true to their word? Are they full of love and kindness? If not, why are they spending a great deal of time in my life if our values are totally different?
I know I have spoken about The Committee on many occasions, but I have to reflect upon his character for you to understand how good he is. His theory in life is less is more. Meaning if you stay true to your word, there is not a reason to elaborate. He doesn't have the verbal attention deficit disorder that I have. We all truly know that he says what he means and means what he says without a whole lot of fluff to clutter your mind. I'm certain most men are like this. But, not me. It is something that I envy of the opposite gender. I am constantly getting lost in the land mines amongst the spoken word. I know in my heart who he is when I'm not looking and couldn't be more pleased.
But, on many occasions, I'm not always certain about who I'll be when no one is looking. It's a time when I have to rely on moments of prayer. I have to reign in my doubtful thoughts and know that in following the good, I need to let the bad fall away. The world will continue to turn, I can't change that. But, the imprint that I am leaving can be changed by me and me alone. Walking in the path of Jesus will always lead me to be a better person than I am on my own. I am hoping that I won't have to cause doubt about who I am when others aren't looking.
“Our love must not be a thing of words and fine talk. It must be a thing of action and sincerity."
(1 John 3:18).”
"Who Are You When I'm Not Looking" by Blake Shelton