Living The Blameless Life: 11 Things I Do To Live Blamelessly As An Imperfect Human Every Day
Oh, to be blameless. This influential word has a major impact on how I live my life every day. This word keeps me in check in my walk with Jesus. Don’t get me wrong, though. I struggle from time to time and it could disqualify me from calling myself blameless.
But I have to remind myself I am made righteous through faith in Christ as Romans 3:22-23 says. And I am kept blameless by obeying God’s Word (read Psalm 119, NIV & ESV).
There are things I do daily to keep me on the righteous path.
The first blog I posted on this website was about the meaning of this word. I also write about when you can call yourself that. You can click here to head over to read the full post. But I’ll give a quick summary.
Since the Bible doesn’t give us a direct definition we can gather a clear idea of what it means through Scripture.
Blameless- to be without fault; innocent, not guilty, righteous.
But there is more to it than that. It’s a lifestyle– a state of mind, a path to walk. You are to appear blameless before God. And should stand out amongst a crowd of unbelievers. Your life should look different than the average person's. Your actions, and how you speak and engage with others should be that of a Christian.
And above all, be obedient to God’s word. This is a daily thing not whenever you feel like it.
What I Do Daily
This is the lifestyle I try to live by every day…
Willing to say “no” to things that do not honor God. Even if it will make you look lame or prudish.
Have a grateful heart. Be content in all circumstances.
Encourage others in truth and love. Build others up rather than taking them down.
Look for ways to serve and love others. Even if it’s holding the door for someone.
Praise and worship God on the good and bad days.
Be honest and tell the truth. Also, tell others what they need to hear rather than what they want.
Abide (seeking Him, praying, reading Scripture).
Keep from necessary speech. This includes crude, vulgar talk and gossip.
Preserve purity whether it’s my body, ears, or eyes. I won’t defile my body, listen to or watch anything ungodly.
Humbleness– I am never above or better than the person next to me. I am a servant, always.
BE LIKE JESUS (saved the best for last)
In general, this list is how I live my life daily though it’s not always like that. I can tell you inconsistency is an issue for me. I’ll admit I don’t always follow through.
Check On Yourself
I often miss opportunities and don’t realize them until later. Or I do or say something I regret afterward. Can you relate to this?
These are the moments where I try not to beat myself up and to learn from it instead. Repent and do better next time. Checking in on yourself helps.
Try this: as you reflect at the end of the day ask yourself, “Did I represent Christ today?” Or “Did I live today befitting to call myself blameless before God?”
For me, if there is something I missed one day I make sure I do it the next day. My faulty days push me to do better the next day.
Oh, and if there is an area where you are struggling, ask God to help you. I hope this list gives you an idea of what it means to be blameless and you can apply it to your life.
What about you? What do you do to keep yourself blameless? What are your struggles? Let me know in the comments below.