And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:17 ESV)
All you do. What is it exactly that we do? We spend our lives doing miscellaneous tasks, saying things just to say it but what value does it really bring or give? As I was reading scripture something about the verse above in Colossians spoke to me as clear as day. We really don’t look at it all as a whole. We might say some things that truly hurt before or just to benefit ourselves.
As I learned the difference of what was right and wrong growing up I learned that people always observe what you say or do. As a Christian it seems that you are always under speculation and if one falls short to the standard projected by man we are scrutinized and called hypocrites. Yet we are not here to be judged by man but by God, most would say this. But also be aware that what you do, your brothers or sisters do not stumble (1 cor. 8).
The truth is we are always in constant observation. If one is to lead, learn to lead by example. Be aware as well that in all you do, may it bring glory to God:
31So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 32Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God, 33just as I try to please everyone in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, that they may be saved ( 1 Corinthians 10:31-33 ESV)
I believe this is why we must fill ourselves with positive thinking, relying truly on God and allowing the holy spirit to help us bare good fruit. Be aware of what you do and what you are doing, to learn to live in the world but be not part of it. Abiding in sound doctrine and teaching, listening to things that are and is of God, so that not only you will not stumble but others who observe you will not stumble. To properly demonstrate the walk of faith, in all you do and all you say. May it truly encourage others and uplift them. (1 thess. 5:11)