Talk is cheap. That saying is old, but still carries so much truth in it. You can say anything you want to, but your words just don’t mean much until they are backed up by your actions. We’ve become a culture where truth is foreign and lies are the norm. Just because someone says something really doesn’t mean anything at all. Anybody can talk, but it takes a person of character and integrity to follow through in their actions.
The same thing rings true in the life that we live before other people. We can talk the talk, but are we walking the walk? If we’re not living out the truth that we know, then all of our words are serving no purpose. No one wants to listen to someone that doesn’t take this serious enough to actually live it out. The daily living it out is where the rubber meets the road. This is the place that tests us, but it’s also the place where we gain the greatest respect for being who we say that we are. It’s easy to hide behind a mask with our words, but when the mask is removed, then we begin to see our true colors.
So if we love others in word only, but no deeds to back it up, then there is so little reason for the world to even take us seriously. When we become saturated in God’s love, then our words and conversations reflect God’s nature, but that isn’t where it ends. In fact, it’s just the beginning. God’s words of truth plus God’s love in action equals someone worth paying attention to.
With that being said, one of our greatest desires should be in allowing our life to be the proof of God’s love. We can say we love God all day long, but until this can be lived out in everyday life, then it really doesn’t mean much. Anybody can say that they love God, but it takes a special person to incorporate truth and integrity into all of the hidden places in their life. Those hidden places then become our honesty quotient.
Pay attention closely to make sure that you are more than just words. Shower God’s love onto others by the way that you treat them. Be kind and compassionate. Treat others the way you want to be treated. May others sense His presence in everything you set your hands to. Your life should be lived in such a way that if you could use no words, then people would still sense God’s love through the actions you are exhibiting. Whether it be a small act of kindness or something large, God’s love is still being demonstrated each and everytime you go above and beyond to shine His light to everyone around you. God sees all of this and is pleased with you.
My prayer for you is that you would be consciously aware of not just using your words, but every action to bring others to Christ. You are a walking billboard for Jesus. Your little light is shining. So keep talking, keep sharing, and keep being a willing vessel. You are the proof of His love.