I heard it many times before that when you know better, you do better. That is not always true. One can be raised in a Christian family full of love and acceptance and still choose to become rebellious. One can be raised with two working parents and choose to remain unemployed. I have seen people come from the worst backgrounds and become the biggest success. It is not always what you know that plays the biggest part in what you do.
But today, I wanted to speak to those who actually do “know better.” Are you showing what you know in your actions? Are you displaying the positive attributes that you have seen. Are you letting your light shine regardless of how you are being treated? If you know better, you should show better. Don’t let people get you out of character. It is much more beneficial to you and the person involved for you to show them the proper way to behave. Oh yes, it will affect them. They will either change their attitude because of your kindness or it will make them even more angry. Sometimes, the reason they get so angry is because they are so miserable and it is very true that misery loves company. They want you to feel just as crappy as they feel.
But don’t you fall for it! Show them the love of God. Show them how not to blow up when you know somebody is talking about you. Show them how you continue to give even when people under-appreciate what you are doing for them. Show them that there are good people left in this crazy world. But most of all, show yourself that you are a child of the most high God. He will reward you for being who he says you are and not what your circumstances tempt you to display.
Prov 25:21-22 If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.
This is your life and you have choices. Be “that guy” or “that girl” who smiles when they should be frowning. It’s ok to be what the bible says you are. You are full of joy, love, peace, gentleness, patience, and all the other attributes you inherited with the acceptance of Jesus. Read the word of God and you will know good and great things! The more you read, the more you will know. And when you know better I pray that you will show better!