In Leslie B. Flynn’s book Dare to Care Like Jesus, he says:
“A Christian baroness, living in the highlands of Nairobi, Kenya, told of a young national who was employed as her houseboy. After three months, he asked the baroness to give him a letter of reference to a friendly sheik some miles away.
“The baroness, not wishing the houseboy to leave just when he had learned the routine of the household, offered to increase his pay. The lad replied that he was not leaving for higher wages. Rather, he had decided that he would become either a Christian or a Muslim. This is why he had come to work for the baroness for three months.
“He had wished to see how Christian acted. Now he wanted to work for three months for the sheik to observe the ways of the Muslims. Then he would decide. The baroness was ashamed as she recalled the many shortcomings in her dealings with the houseboy. She could only exclaim, ‘Why didn’t you tell me at the beginning!'”
As Christians, people are constantly watching everything we say, do, and how we react. Many times, it is our witness that determines what others will think about our faith. If you have a harsh attitude, use hurtful words, participate in questionable activities, you could hinder someone from coming to know Christ.
It is our responsibility as Christians to take the Gospel of Christ to our communities, cities, and the ends of the earth. But we are also to emulate the person of Christ in our words and deeds to those we come in contact with. Simply stated: others will know the Lord by the way live our lives.
Ask the Lord to keep your heart, thoughts, and actions pure as you live your life in front of others. Pray that nonbelievers would constantly see Christ in you.(Senior Living)