What’s in Your Name?

Day 14

“A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favor rather than silver and gold.”

– Proverbs 22:1

When a friend, teacher, employer or coach is asked to describe who you are, what character traits do you think are associated with your name?

How would you describe yourself?

In 1 Peter 5:12 Paul gave a few powerful words to express who Silas was, a young man that traveled with him in ministry. He described him as true, loyal, consistent, incorruptible, and like a brother. These character traits should be something we all try to attain in our lives.  How people perceive you should be the same way Paul valued Silas.

Let’s look at the definition of each of these words above:

True means to be sincere, not deceitful.

Loyal means to be faithful to one’s oath, commitments and obligations.

Consistent means to not be self-contradictory.

Incorruptible means that which will not dissolve, disintegrate or decay.

If we see these traits as what we desire to be like, then this is how we can be described as Christians for the world to see.

 

__________ (your name) is true to his/her beliefs and faithful to their commitment to follow after Jesus. They always strive for their actions to not contradict the Word and they hold fast to the promises of God for their lives!

When these character traits come alive in our faith walk they will carry over to every part of our lives.  This will make us committed to our teams, consistent in our school work, and be a true friend when needed.

Is there any part of that description you need to work on in your life?

Walk with the King…

Nikki