Trying To Impress

It is hard not to let the people around us influence our behaviour.

Hosea 7:1-16

Reference: ““They delight the king with their wickedness, the princes with their lies.” ‭‭Hosea‬ ‭7:3‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Explore: We’ve all done it! We see someone we would like to impress and we slightly change our behaviour.

It might have been the cute girl at school, the most popular colleague or even the boss when they enter the room.

It is hard not to let the people around us influence our behaviour.

Application: If we are aware of God’s presence in our lives then it is He whom we should strive to live for. And acknowledging He is always there, our behaviour should be consistent – no matter who else is present.

To be honest, I am so swayed by other people’s presence that I don’t even notice I’m changing for them.

Let’s keep our eyes so fixed on God that it is only His opinion we are seeking.

Prayer: Lord, forgive us when we change for other people. May our lives be carried out with such integrity that we live for You no matter who else is present. Amen.

Who do you tend to change your behaviour for?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.