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You Never Know Who's Watching

Posted: Thursday, August 25

 Pastor Joshua Humpa // Children's Pastor

Pastor Joshua Humpa // Children's Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Job 16:1-19:29
1 Corinthians 16:1-24
Psalm 40:1-10
Proverbs 22:1 


Verse of the day:

Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold. (Proverbs 22:1)

What do people think of you? If the people you interact with everyday were to give completely honest and open evaluations of who you are, what do you think they would say? How about the people you interact with only today? Are you a nice costumer or someone everyone talks about as soon as you leave? Something my parents taught me as a teenager is that your reputation means everything. As a teenager I didn’t necessarily own that truth, but I understand it a lot better today. 



You never know who’s watching. There’s been countless times I’ve been in public and people have been approached me that I’ve never met, but they know me from church. I remember a specific time I was at Mayfair Mall, people watching from the balcony, and spotted two pastors from a local Assemblies of God church. They had no idea I was watching them interact at the Microsoft Store. Thankfully they didn’t do anything wrong, except for buy something from the Microsoft Store (slight jab, I’m an Apple guy). You never know who’s watching you. A life changing concept that I’ve learned from Pastor Brooks is that in whatever you do, never disappoint people. Live life purely so that when people are watching you from the balcony, they cannot be disappointed by your actions. 



Today’s Proverbs explains that reputation is more valuable than silver or gold. Once your reputation is tarnished, it’s terribly hard to jump back from that. When you hold a positive reputation, there’s no stopping where you can go. If your reputation has been damaged, ask God for the help to restore how people think about you. Make the changes you need to in your life and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal your change to others. How people think of you defines how they interact with you. You never know who’s watching, so never disappoint.