My button box used to be a little chocolate tin. After I ate the four chocolates inside several years ago, I decided the tin was the perfect size for storing buttons. For a while I used to refer to it as “the chocolate tin that now holds buttons,” but now I just think of it as “the button box.” In fact, I only recently remembered that it used to be a chocolate tin.
Isn’t it wonderful that we can change our reputation by changing our character or conduct? Paul went from being known as a church persecutor to a church planter. With consistency and a little time, we can change how others think of us.
From sinner to saint.
From gossiper to encourager.
From short-tempered to patient.
From arrogant to humble.
From selfish to thoughtful.
From withdrawn to involved.
Is there something you’d like to be known as? Would you like to be known as a soul winner or a compassionate person? Then actively strive today to become how you’d like to be known tomorrow. Before long, others won’t even remember how you used to be. They’ll only see you as you are.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
Prayer for Today: Thank you, Lord, for your mercy and grace.
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