We need to always remember that people around us are looking at our lives—would they want what we have?
Matt 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
Although we do need to be culturally relevant to the lost, at the same time we must hold fast to the integrity of God's Word and not become like them.
Rom 12:2 NLT Don’t copy the behaviour and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
We have been called to be a reflection of Jesus Christ and let His light shine. We must show Christ, not some religious organization, and not list rules and regulations that come from that religious experience.
Very often Christians tend to remain in the comfort of their church and familiar social circle of believers. As a result, they become totally isolated and separated from people who need salvation. Then they wonder why they never have the opportunity to lead someone to Jesus.
God has done a good work in each of us; He has opened our spiritual eyes, and we have been enlightened by His wonderful Word. We are challenged to let the world see the evidence of this enlightenment through our obedience to walk in the fruit of the Spirit as Galatians 5 tells us.
So what impact have you made on the people around you?
Have you added the life of Christ to any of them?
Learn to look for and take every opportunity - whether on the job, a social function, a family gathering, in a classroom, helping the needy, or wherever your day takes you - to let your light shine before men!