The Perfect Role Model

Who is your role model? Why is that person your role model? Is it because of a special talent they have? Is it because of their political stance? Is it because of their moral make up? What do you think should be the deciding factor?

People choose a role model for a variety of reasons. Some may choose a role model based on popularity. Some choose based on what others think of the person they choose. Too often the role model we choose is not the best option.

You may not have put a lot of thought into choosing your role model in the past. Perhaps you have chosen a role model based on their special talent. I know I have. As a young boy, my role model was Lou Brock. Why? Because he could steal bases. I loved watching him play for the Cardinals and loved to watch him run. I was lucky to some degree, because Lou was also a great guy and a positive role model. Not all are so lucky to pick a good role model by chance.

Might I suggest we all take a little time to think about who our role models have been and who they are. Might I suggest we think about the type of person they are. Are they morally sound? Do they pursue peace, joy, and love? Or are they stir up chaos, discontent, and hate? A word of caution, their public image is not always who they really are.

Choosing a good role model should be based on who they are, how they treat others, and their moral make up. Not an easy task. Yet, there is one who clearly meets the highest standards. His name is Jesus Christ. He treated people with love, even those who didn’t like Him. He may have reprimanded them at times, but only to put them back on the right track. He ultimately gave His life for every person who has and ever will walk on this earth. Yes, Jesus is the perfect role model. Will you make Him yours?

I pray we all choose to make Jesus our role model. I pray we seek to be more like Him each day. I pray each of us will follow His example when interacting with people, showing His love to everyone we meet. Choose to be like Jesus. Love as Jesus loved. Show His love to others.

Luke 6:27-28 “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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