Say, for a moment, that you were being investigated by someone who had never met you. Your bank account activity was analyzed to see where your money was being spent; your Facebook profile was scrutinized; your status updates and Tweets were recorded. Your movements were followed, and your conversations recorded.
What would the "fruit" of your life say about you?
What would someone who did not know you say was the driving force of your life? What would they surmise as being the backbone of your existence? What determines your path, directs your steps, fills your mind and your desires?
There are many people who sit in church pews on Sunday mornings--some even on Sunday evenings and Wednesday nights--who are driven not by anything found in the Bible they so carefully tote along with them. There are people who profess to be followers of Christ, but their life shows allegiance to something far more worldly. For some, it's career. For some, it's popularity. For others, affluence.
None of those is sinful in and of themselves, but if those things are what drives your life, there is no room for God.
Maybe your Tweets and status updates and conversations tell a tale that you really don't want them to....whining, complaining, covetousness....but as the Bible says, "Out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks" (Matthew 12:34).
What does the overflow of your heart speak?