Living out Loud: Are we a stumbling block or a living message?

‎1 Timothy 4:12 Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity..

All through the Bible, we are told over and over again that living our lives can and should be a witness to others.  I think this is true for us as women, so that we can witness to younger women and to each other.  I also believe that we should also expect it from the men.

You know, sometimes I would meet someone that passed himself off as a Godly man, even a Bible study teacher, sometimes…  But he would still expect sex.  He lost his witness to me.  He had a chance to lead me, to strengthen my faith, but for all intents and purposes, he actually almost tripped me on my walk.

Romans 14:13 says, “Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister.”

We are all instructed not to cause our brother or sister to stumble.  So if a man is asking you for, or demanding from you, sex…  He might as well be sticking his foot out in front of you and causing you to fall.  Do you really want a husband that would intentionally hurt your walk with God?

Sisters, not only should we expect a man to “walk the walk”, but we need to hold each other accountable.  Are we living a life that is a witness to others?  Can our friends, our children, co-workers see something different in us?  Live out LOUD, ladies!  LIVE your LIFE!  You are a princess!  You are an heiress to a throne.  You are loved.  Always, you are loved.