is my inner life consistent with my outer life?

This morning I read this question My Utmost For His Highest:

“Are other people beginning to see God in my life more and more?”


While I think that is an important question, I think another question should be asked as well.

“Am I seeing God in my life more and more? Are my thoughts more loving? Is my inner life consistent with my outer life? If someone were to follow me with a camera for twenty-four hours, what would they record? Would I dare watch it?

I don’t know about you but if my inner life is where it should be, my outer life, for the most part, follows suit.

But not always.

After all, we can put up a good front and say the right things and behave the right way.  We can fool others. Others can certainly fool us.

But deep inside we all have struggles that only we know about. We all know how our thoughts are sometimes less than kind, less than forgiving. We all have our esteem issues. We’re all insecure in some area of our life.


If we think we’re not, than one thing is for sure; we have an over inflated opinion of ourselves and are probably obnoxious.:)

Is God gaining victory in the private arena of our lives? We are the only ones who who would know that. We are the only ones that know how consistent our outer life is with our inner life. And about that camera-what would it show? Only we know.

our life being photographed
our life being photographed

This week I’ll be sharing a major victory over one of my own insecurities. It happened just last week.  It’s not a  big deal to most people but it certainly was for me. It feels look to know I’ve gotten beyond it.

God bless and I hope  you have a good day.