Let yourself be an example instead of a stumble.
An example of Christ’s love instead of a stumble into sin.
Man, that’s hard.
Not always, but sometimes.
Actually, usually it is, am I right?
Especially when our flesh cries out for justice.
Every time we succeed as an God’s example, we extend life to others.
And every time we succeed as a stumbling block to sin, we bring death to those same people.
So how do we become an example instead of a stumbling block?
All we can do is ask Him to help us.
When we are weak, He is strong.
God’s greatest examples are people who have no strength of their own to complete the tasks God had for them.
But that’s when God’s power shines forth the brightest.
Knowing we cannot without God is the first step.
Then choosing to let Him work through us is the next.
Let Him choose your words.
Let Him choose your actions.
And let His very nature flow through yours.
And when you do that, God will bless others.
Literally through you.
Quite an honor when you think about it.
Be stamped with God’s nature, and His blessing will come through you all the time. Oswald Chambers My Utmost for His Highest reading May 16