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PATIENCE

STEPHANIE DANIELS

Luke 16:10

Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.

Our integrity often meets its match when it comes to something we care deeply about. In order to hang on to the very thing that we love, we often have to give a little part of ourselves away. In many cases what we give away is our integrity.

As believers in Christ, whether we realize it or not we made a commitment to God. We made a commitment to be men and women of integrity. When people see us as Christians they often see how we behave as a reflection of Christ. Unfortunately, that reflection is often distorted. Every time we mislead people, every time we lie, every time we make dishonest decisions for our own gain we distort that reflection.

God gives believers only what they can be trusted with (Luke 16:10), so while you may be wondering why God is not trusting you with more responsibility it may be a good idea to look in the mirror and ask yourself, what do people see when they see me? Do they see an individual with integrity or do they see someone who has distorted Jesus’ image? Jesus promises that he will give you more when you can be trusted with more.

QUESTION 1. Would you consider yourself a person of integrity? (Why or Why Not?)
QUESTION 2. What areas in your life could use more integrity?
CHALLENGE: Find and clean up the areas in your life that are distorting the image of Christ and watch how God entrusts you with so much more!