Words, in and of themselves, do not really have any value except when measured by the one who uses them (Tweet that). More often than not it is the little things in life that are regarded least but yet hold the most significance. Choosing to do a chore for someone for no apparent reason or ulterior motive, other than just lend a helping hand, is a small task that has a huge influence. I love what Jesus says here:
And He said to them, Go into all the world and preach and publish openly the good news (the Gospel) to every creature [of the whole human race]
I recently learned that in order to change a person’s behaviour you first need to change their beliefs. They only behave in a way that they believe (perceive to be morally appropriate) is right, however, if the action is ethically wrong then helping them change their understanding and view of their action as a whole, not merely discouraging the act itself, but the implications it has both on themselves and someone else-especially directly and indirectly-makes a colossal difference. You change their whole world. That really means something.
Now as far as you are concerned, if there is anything you want to change about yourself, you may have to ask what belief you have that you are not willing to let go of. Jesus commands us to preach the Gospel to every creature on the face of this earth. I love the way the idea of preaching the Gospel is put in this quote:
“Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.” – Francis of Assisi
Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven.- Jesus Christ (the Messiah) (Matthew 5:16)
In the end when you look in the mirror or stand at the foot of a lake, river or pond, especially at either sunrise or sunset and you look down, what do you see?
What have you done differently today that you did not do a week ago?
How many people can confirm that you are not the same person (emotionally, mentally, physically, ethically, morally and spiritually) that you were a year ago?