Is it good for people to sample your example?

A bad example
Extinguishes
Good words.

When words
And actions
Contradict,
Believe the actions,
Not the words.

Before you follow
People’s example
Check out
How their behavior
Is turning out
For them.

Be careful
What you watch
Hear or read
Because it may lead
You somewhere
You don’t want to go.

You’re a role model,
Whether you
Want to be or not.
Whatever rolls
Out of your life
Is an example
For other people
To sample
Or to avoid.

People tend
To imitate others.
Make your actions
Worth imitating.

The way you live
Your daily life
Tells everybody
What you really believe.

When you do things
You don’t want
Others to do,
You encourage people
To do those things
By setting a bad example
For them to follow.

When selflessness
Is replaced
By self-love
Happiness
Is harder to find.

When you’re
Extra kind
You can unwind
People’s anger.

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences in non-traditional church, called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia." If you need encouragement, search for: Elephants Encouraging The Room and/or check out my Amazon author page. Thank you!
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