For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
    So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, what is unseen is eternal.
    ~2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Friday, June 6, 2014

How to Unveil the Daredevil in You

Daredevil was a lawyer who—when the justice system didn’t render justice—took justice in his own hands. In the Ben Affleck-Jennifer Garner-movie, Daredevil kills the rapist. Later on there's a scene with him chasing a bad guy. DD beat the guy. Maybe killed him.
A little kid nearby began crying and begging, “Don’t hurt me.”  
DD says, “I’m not the bad guy.”
But how was the kid to know DD wasn't the badguy?  Up to this point in his superhero career, he wasn’t any more honorable than the bad guys. From his actions, the little kid couldn’t see his heart.
Ever met someone who acts one way then insists s/he’s n not “the bad guy”?  
Me too.

Those type of people aren’t “authentic.”

When we live authentic lives, people can see the real us. They can see our motives—our sincerity—and know we aren’t “the bad guy.”

We were so taken by you that we not only eagerly shared with you God’s good news, but we also shared with you our own lives. That’s how much you’ve come to mean to us. ~1 Thessalonians 2:8 (the voice)

What the apostle Paul was saying in that verse is “because we had a relationship—we shared ourselves with each other—it was easy to tell you about Jesus.”

God desires for you to be real with people, authentic with people.

…let your light shine before men that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven. ~Matthew 5:16

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