We’ve all heard “actions speak louder than words,” or “a picture paints a thousands words.” Then, there is the old classic, “I’d rather see a sermon as hear one any day.”
The ideas presented in these thoughts emphasis the need for consistency in life’s daily activities. Our family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers all watch everything we do and listen to everything we say, and they seek to find inconsistencies in our character.
However, how do we go about examining ourselves to determine who we are and how we represent ourselves to those around us? Thomas Jefferson is credited with saying, “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”
At times, it’s hard to remember that neither our intentions or words determine who we are, but our actions. People judge our actions!
When we examine our leadership, how others see us act defines and delineates who we are as leaders.
Perhaps this is why Jesus said, “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.”