Starburst

He is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. (James 1:8 NKJV)

You probably have seen and remember the Starburst commercial where the father is explaining to his son that a starburst is a contradiction just like him. He tells him that a starburst is a solid, yet it is a liquid as well. The two just don’t go together, it just doesn’t make sense like him being Scottish and Asian. The commercial is somewhat comical, but we see similar contradictions in real life.

We can say all we want in life, but when our actions contradict our words; the world looks at us like we don’t make sense. We are walking contradictions, starbursts. We say one thing but do something entirely different. I heard or read this saying that is so true “Your actions are so loud, I can’t hear what you’re saying.” The world is tired of fake people. They want to see that what you have is real. This is why Tim Tebow, quarterback for the Denver Broncos, is receiving so much criticism, being questioned by everyone, and is getting tested in so many areas. The world wants to prove that what he has is real. They want to see if his actions line up with what he is saying.

Most of the time we look fine on the outside, but on the inside we are falling apart. We have become so good at putting on a masquerade. We see an example of this in 2 Kings, “Now Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Syria, was a great and honorable man in the eyes of his master, because by him the Lord had given victory to Syria. He was also a mighty man of valor, but a leper” (See 2 Kings 5:1 NKJV). On the outside Naaman looked great covered with his armor, but underneath all that armor that no one could see, was the fact that he had leprosy. We seem to be just like that. We look real good on the outside with our shinny armor on, but underneath it all we are slowly wasting away.

The writer of Titus tells us to hold fast to the knowledge we have in order that we might not become a contradiction (See Titus 1:9). The apostle Paul tells Timothy to avoid becoming a contradiction (See 1Timothy 6:20). So are you holding fast to the truth and avoiding becoming a contradiction or when the world looks at you, you just don’t make sense? Are you a walking starburst or do your actions line up with your words? Start walking the talk today!

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