Remember the bracelet that came out with the logo W.W.J.D – What would Jesus do?
Imagine yourself in the line at Walmart and you are running late to get your kids from school. Do you get impatient? Thinking I wish this cashier would hurry up, he is taking his good ole time!
Do you talk to other people in line complaining? This is ridiculous, hire more cashiers!!!!
Do you think, really old lady, you are going to count out change?
Driving down the road and someone cuts in front of you.
Do you flip them off?
Do you horn cuss them?
Do you say idiot?!!
Do you pass them and give them the death stare?
Let’s say it is raining, and you have had a very long day then your kids want you to play.
Do you snap and say I am tired, leave me alone?
Do you go to the bathroom to ignore them?
Do you take the time to even ask how their day was?
You see someone holding a sign that reads homeles. Anything will help.
Do you drive pass and think gimmick?!
Do you give a dollar when you could have given more?
Do you go about your day without even a second thought about it?
Are you holding on to unforgivenss saying, God, do you know what they did to me?
Are you struggling with fear?
Are you paralyzed by the lies of the past?
What is holding you back?
Let’s flip this… W.W.J.D. to W.D.I.M.
What does it matter?
Instead of being impatient, why don’t we witness to the person behind us in the line?
Ask them how they are?
When we get cut off, why not take that opportunity to pray for that person and their family.
When we see the homeless, why not take 10 minutes to get them something to eat from the McDonald’s right at the next corner.
We are to do everything as unto the Lord (Colossians 3:23).
We are to show God’s love through action!! Not words alone, but in action!
We are told to go and make disciples (Matt. 28:19)! How are we going to win anyone to Christ if we are not acting like Christ?
We are to be representing Christ in the earth.
We are His ambassadors (2 Corthians 5:20)!
Therefore, today is the time to start cultivating the fruit of the Spirit in our lives.
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” Galatians 5:22-23
It matters because that is what Jesus would do!
Now Go and do the same!!!!
Tina Bassett resides in New Martinsville. She is a single mom of three beautiful daughters: Rachel, Charity, and Destiny. She is the director of the greeters/ushers, serves on the prayer team, and also participates on the praise and worship team at her local church. She loves animals and the beach. More than anything she wants her life to reflect God’s love and have an impact on those around her.