Mixed Signals

Definition: “A message that is uncertain because multiple interpretations are being conveyed at one time.”

Who we say we represent on the inside, must be demonstrated on the outside. Jesus never said one thing and did another. His actions and verbiage were in agreement with one another. His appearance connected with His character to convey a clear message.

  1. Do the words and visible expression of anger on your brow agree with God’s word to be loving and kind? The wrath of man does not work the righteousness of God (James 1:20).
  2. Does your conversation associated with gossip and judgment agree with God’s word of going to your brother or sister and strengthening them once you’ve been strengthened and converted (Romans 2:1)?
  3. Does your undeniable God-given talent attract others to inquire about who and what Jesus means to you or does your attire distract others from seeing the Holy Spirit (Matthew 5:16)?

Whatever happened to denying ourselves for the greater good? You do realize that sacrificing births an “exceeding-abundantly-beyond -what-you-can-imagine” blessing, right? Let me be clear:

  • Abraham was willing to sacrifice his son and became the father of many nations, because of his faith.
  • Daniel was willing to eat vegetables to prove that the God he served is God above all. Daniel would not eat anything offered to idols and became the King’s adviser.
  • Jesus was willing to leave Heaven, just to get you there, and now all power and authority has been given to Jesus. Nobody can get to God without going through Jesus first.

We were not called into salvation to demonstrate our “own” righteousness. If we could place ourselves in right-standing with our Father, by our own deeds, there would be no need for a Savior.

I Corinthians 1:30 (NLT)
God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin.

Be honest. You know when your character, attitude, attire and conversation are not in alignment with the word. No one should have to tell us when we are out-of-order. The Holy Spirit is intelligent enough to convict you. He will not force you, but He will gently tell you. The question is are we willing to listen?

John 16:13 (NKJV)
However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth…

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5 thoughts on “Mixed Signals

  1. Always right on time Lord.. Thank you 1st Lady, as always it is a blessing to read these devotions.

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