It doesn’t much matter what we say we believe, our real beliefs are revealed by how we act.
We can lie with our words but we cannot lie with our actions.
You don’t even have to tell people what you believe, because you can show them.
And people watch what we do much more than they listen to what we say.
So what do your actions tell people about who you are and what you believe?
And how congruent are the things you say you believe in alignment with the things you actually do?
It is a moment of truth, a sobering reality check, and a sometimes uneasy accountability when we are asked to reconcile what we say and what we do.
In fact, my pastor once told me that if you want to know what someone really believes in, don’t even bother asking them.
All you have to do is look at their calendar and their checkbook, because what we spend our time and our money on is what we believe in the most.