And you yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teaching.
We can all tell others what to do. We can give directions all day, but when it comes to practicing what we speak or leading by example, it becomes a different scene. We must be examples for all those around us. As believers, it’s imperative that we become models of our very belief, and in doing so, we will be able to affect others in significant and positive ways. When we emulate Christ with our character, we allow others the ability to view things from our set of lens, and by so doing, they are likely to choose Christ just through watching our lives.
Be and set an example for all you encounter. Let your life be a reflection of Christ that way if someone decides to copy your lifestyle the inadvertently mimic Christ. Every behavior matters. Let your speech, action, expression, and decisions all be a reflection of Him. Refrain from saying one thing and doing the other. Let your yes be yes and your no be no. Integrity is fundamental. Though no one may confess to looking at your behavior, it’s crucial you remain authentic and honest in everything you do. Your works speak volumes, so make sure it speaks only that which is positive.