I spend a great deal of time commuting to and from work, so I am privvy to the antics and interesting behaviors of others who also commute. Sometimes I see and hear people do things that make me raise an eyebrow at them and wonder if they realize how their actions are being perceived others. Or better yet, do they even care how others perceive them?
I like to think that I’m considerate of others and I try to be aware of how my actions or words affect those around me. I have sometimes been perceived as pushy or bossy and being pushy or bossy has never been my intention. I would prefer to think of myself as being one who doesn’t mind stepping up to the plate or one who is not afraid to take charge. That sounds a lot better than bossy, doesn’t it? I often hear people say that they don’t care what others think about them, but I think it’s a good idea to take into consideration the perception that others have of you and to think about how your actions are usually a result of how you feel about yourself.
Take action now: Be honest with yourself and if you need an attitude adjustment, don’t be too proud to take the steps to adjust it. Remember: “he who says he remains in Him ought himself also to walk just like He walked.” (1 John 2:6)
Embrace this truth: Being a Christian means to be Christ-like. Let that truth guide your actions each day.