Walk Your Walk
1 Peter 2:11-12
“Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.”
Don’t expect perfection from anyone in the church. Just do the best you can to walk your talk (1 Peter 2:11-12). As you know, people are watching, and wanting to know if your commitment is real. In fact, many privately hope it is real because it would mean more hope for them that they too could be changed by a real encounter with our living Lord Jesus.
Even though they are quick to criticize anyone really trying to follow Jesus Christ, your honest attempt to live a surrendered life makes more of a positive impression than you might think. This is especially true the longer you serve Him. When you stumble, be quick to admit it and quit it. Own your mistakes and commit to do better.
If you mess up, get up, confess your sin to the Father (I John 1:9), and keep headed in the right direction. Pay no attention to snide remarks from others. At judgment day, you will be standing in front of the King alone. Focus on pleasing Him daily instead of pleasing others.
Ask your Heavenly Father to give you power to more faithfully follow Jesus by His Holy Spirit. Tell Him you want to be authentic in living out your Christian witness.
Walk your talk.
Dive Deeper: Study 1 Peter 1:22 – 2:25.