So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31(NIV)
When people look at us, they should see Christ living in us.
Yes, we will fall many times, but that should not stop us from honoring God with our lives.
Our major goal as Christians should be to lead lifestyles that honor our heavenly Father. The way we live should match our faith. Why? It makes other people who are not Christians to want to be like us, to be Christ-like.
Most of us like to quote scripture and speak about Jesus. It is not bad; it is the right thing to do. But the truth is people, especially worldly people judge us based on our lifestyle. When our lives don’t match our faith, they end up thinking that Christianity is for people who don’t practice what they preach.
So, how do we honor God through our lifestyles?
Take Good Care of yourself
Your body is a temple of God; you need to take good care of it.
Eat healthy food, drink enough water, and exercise so that you can be fit enough to carry out the assignments God has for you.
We see people changing their bad eating habits because of their loved ones. That’s great, but what if we went a step further and took care of our bodies as a way of honoring God?
Sounds great right?
We should not stop at eating right and exercising regularly. We need to also protect our minds by filtering what we watch and read. We should fill our minds with the word of God. Some things may not see harmful now but will harm you later. Remember, the eyes are the lamp of the body.
Surround yourself with the right people
Are your close friends’ followers of Jesus Christ? What do they love doing in their free time?
The people you hang out with will influence you positively or negatively, so you have to be careful about your circle of friends (1 Corinthians 15:33).
Walking out of some relationships may be hard, but it is better to drop some friends than to allow them to lead us stray and cause us to stumble in our spiritual walk. Glorify God by being around people who love and worship him.
It is easy to get caught up with so many things that we may forget to honor God with our lifestyle. But there is more to Christianity than just reading the bible, praying and going to church. Our lifestyles need to be a reflection of our faith in the Lord.
Ask God to help you live a life that honors him. When you fall, don’t remain down, get up, and keep the good fight of faith. You’re not the only one that is going through challenges; every Christian is struggling with something. But remember, at the end of it all, we shall receive the crown of life.
It is not easy, but God is on our side; we shall make it.
Treat yourself and others right. Rest, eat right, read, and watch things that build you up spiritually, and surround yourself with the right people. Lay your life down for Christ, and God will lift you up.