Once in a while, I’ve seen someone that has overcome some terrible obstacles in their life, shine brightly amongst the storm. They are thankful, praising God for the blessings that he has given them; despite losing their home to a tornado or flood. Their character is a blessing and it illuminates a beautiful spirit from within. A character that only God can help them show. What a beautiful testimony! Shouldn’t we always strive to have a beautiful testimony. I know Paul said, while he was nearing the end of his life, I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 2 Timothy 4:7.
Matthew 5:14-16 says: Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
One quick way to ruin your testimony is cursing, saying things you shouldn’t say. Be careful what you say to people, because words can hurt. They can leave deep scars that will remain with someone for a long time.
James 3:1-6 says: Brethren, be not many masters, knowing that ye shall receive the greater damnation. For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body. Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body. Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth. Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.