I’m sitting here thinking about lunch.
It’s Monday and for many, that is a bummer. We have the week ahead and now we are faced with the reality of 5 days.
Why not go grab a taco for lunch? Tacos are typically reserved for Tuesday. Why? Well because it rhymes of course. Taco Monday just doesn’t have the same flair.
What does this have to do with anything? I don’t know really, my mind is weird sometimes. Life can be pretty serious and it should be serious but it can also be fun.
There are too many people that are shall I say… “stiff”? Yes, stiff is a good word.
We and when I say “we” I mean Christians, can be so serious that we are just no fun to be around. The converse is also true that we can be so concerned about having fun or being funny that we won’t be taken seriously. Please see Ecclesiastes 10:1.
In a previous time and place, I addressed the issue of God having a sense of humor. I like what I wrote in some respects and in other ways I was probably a bit too stiff. God obviously gave us a sense of humor but there are some things we need to have convictions and gravity. To be serious, to be sober-minded and quite frankly not be a goof-ball.
There are plenty of goof-balls out there.
What are you known for? What do people think about you? This is an incredibly important question. Yes, it’s important to balance a fear of man but I’m not talking about that. I’m talking about how are you viewed by those around you? Those that observe your life?
Are you angry all the time? Are you a joker? Do people take you seriously?
Don’t miss this opportunity to evaluate yourself, don’t be too hard on yourself but don’t give yourself too much credit. Try and be honest and then enact changes if you must, conform your mind to the mind of God.
Do you really want to know? Ask someone else to evaluate you. That’s hard, I’ve done that before and I didn’t always appreciate the answers. My wife is honest with me. And I don’t always appreciate it.
But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine. Older men are to be sober-minded, dignified, self-controlled, sound in faith, in love, and in steadfastness. Titus 2:1-2
If you can get this, you get it. If you can strive for this standard you will be respected and you will honor the Lord Jesus Christ in your life. This is what a godly man should strive for. And I’m not leaving you women out. There’s stuff in Titus 2 for you as well.
Have a great Taco Monday.