“In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness, and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.
For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say ‘No’ to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age…” – Titus 2:7,8,11,12 (emphasis mine)
How will unbelievers know that we already received the grace of God, if we are not setting an example of what it looks like to be saved and redeemed?
The grace of God brings salvation…
…which means we need to to say NO to any ungodliness (ehem conformity) and world passions.
…which means we need to have self-control, and to be like Jesus (humble, loving and all the good characteristics you may think of).
By setting an example, unbelievers will have nothing to say about us. And if we are blessed enough, those unbelievers may be inspired by our lives and begin to believe.
2015 is the year of EXCELLENCE!
I need to be excellent in all aspects of my life. By this, I may be a living example of God’s grace.
Excellence doesn’t mean being the first but being the best version of yourself.
Excellence doesn’t mean being on top but pleasing God and being humble at the same time.
Excellence is living in God’s grace and believing in the impossible.
I don’t know if you get it, but I get it. Haha. Monologing again.