Prove by the way you live that you have repented of your sins and turned to God.” (Luke 3:8 NLT)
Steven Spielberg is argumentatively one of the best movie makers to ever hit Hollywood. But to experience his early works might make you wonder how. Even he admits that a lot of his early projects were bad, calling one production as boring “as a piece of drift wood ” or “a Pepsi commercial”! Yet, he proved himself capable by staying at it, improving his craft, and letting his imaginative collaborations display his greater caliber of work.
The mark of a truly godly person is their authentically changed life. We can say whatever we want people to believe, but it’s our actions that will actually proclaim the verdict. It doesn’t mean that we won’t make mistakes or commit sins, but that we react with humility, repentance, and graciousness. What is seen is truer than what is said.
While Spielberg is no longer judged by his lesser works, neither should we. Allow the world to see your greater genuine works as you live for Christ in front of them! You are His best work of grace!