I was reading Brett and Alex Harris' blog today: Known for what we do. This is what has brought forth these thoughts!
All day long I have been thinking about this concept. The main concept of their blog is that we should just avoid doing sin, but be proactive and intentional about doing the things God has called us to do.
In our culture we have a tendency to think that if we are not out drinking, smoking, doing drugs or anything that is obvious sin; that we're okay in God's eyes.
Matthew 5:16 says, "Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven."
This isn't a prideful way of doing things to make others think about you. What you do should point people towards God! It's all about His glory.
When people look at your life, is your light shinging in such a way that you are pointing people towards God, for His sake and His glory?
Are you being intentional about showing off God through your actions?
What are you known for?
What do you want to be known for?
All these questions have been stewing around in my brain all day!