Pearls of Wisdom
How you act when no one is watching you is who you really are.
How you act and behave when no one is looking says a great deal about your character.
I am a manager at work, and it is very interesting to see how some staff behave when they think you are not watching them.
At one place I used to work, the staff arrived early and the managers not until later. It was surprising how little work was done in those minutes before the managers arrived. Some staff would read the paper while others surfed the web. Others might ask a colleague to clock them in even if they were not ready to start work.
The temptation to cut corners is powerful when no one is watching us. We might think if no one knows, then there’s no harm in doing a slightly less than perfect job.
But God is always present. And for the Christian, we must live before God as if He is always watching… because He is.
We need to do the right thing even when no one is watching us. That’s called character, and who we are when no one is looking should be no different than if we are being carefully observed.
Do you live two distinct lives? The one when someone is present, and the other? If so, I encourage you to remember that God is always with you and sees all that is done in secret. And the person you are when no one is watching is who you really are.