WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL?
A sports hero, parent, military person, political figure, actor, teacher, scout leader? What about Jesus? He should be the ultimate role model for anyone who says they are a Christian. Why try to mold your life after a rock star, sports celebrity, or movie star? Parents, teachers, scout leaders, and military members are certainly great choices but still mere men can fail and mess up and disappoint us. Not Jesus. He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He is the Alpha and The Omega. He is Almighty, Ever Present, All Knowing. He is Abba Father. He is better than wizards, sorcerers, kings, fortune tellers, genies or a magic spell. Only through Jesus do we live and move and have our being. He alone brings comfort and joy.
I am not saying your parents are not super role models and hopefully they indeed are but we are to try to be like Jesus in everything we say and do. Hopefully your parents have done a good job raising you for the Lord but if not forgive them and move on in life.
Do you desire to be Christlike? I am not saying a holier than thou type of appearance but do you want people to know you are a Christian by the love you display and your words and actions?
1 Peter 1:14-16 reminds us "So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then. But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is holy. For the Scriptures say, “You must be holy because I am holy.”
If you get up each day and read the word of God and start following it soon you will start to be more Christlike and want to be with Him.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus I love my parents and they did a super job raising me and for that I am grateful. Lord I love to be like them but I know it is more important to try to be like you .Help me Lord to do things to represent your name in a good way just like I would my earthly parents. I do not want to shame them and I certainly do not want to bring shame on you. In Jesus Name. Amen.