I recall not in nostalgia but with an acute sense of the fact that emotional morning when I was going off to the university. My mum almost drilled life out of me with her words. She repeated such statements like; be careful, take care of yourself, always read your bible, take your studies seriously, attend Christian fellowships, make us proud over one million times and they bored my young mind to a state of frenzy. To crown her sermon, she said “Don’t forsake your Christian upbringing, don’t follow the multitude to do immoral things, I and your daddy will not be there to monitor your movements but when nobody is watching, God is always standing by and He is watching every step you take and is monitoring your activities. May the angels of the Lord guide you my daughter”.
What do you do behind closed doors or where you feel no one who knows you is watching? Many a times some people move around with a holy than thou attitude but the moment they are out of reach, their actions cause severe explosions.
It is important to note that God is a spirit being thus, He is ever present in our lives. Have you ever wondered why certain bad things which are almost at the verge of occurring in your life automatically reverses? It is because “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble”. Psalm 46:1. The way he noticed that bad thing and reversed it for you is still the way He sees you when you hurt his feeling by indulging in sin because He is omnipresent.
Do you cheat on your spouse believing that you can never be caught? You inflate those figures because you feel smart enough to cover it? You plant seeds of discord amongst your brethren or colleagues assuring yourself of your intelligence? You feel shy or too busy to preach the word of God? Hmmm…Jesus knows all that you are doing.Come to think of it, when you do something in the secret, it means you are not proud of what you are doing so why the stress? A child of God is to live a continuous holy life even when your pastor or spiritual leader is not with you. You ought to showcase a live of righteousness and holiness always. The bible says in 2 Timothy 2:19 “Nevertheless, the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, the Lord knoweth them that are His, Let everyone that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” Yes! The Lord knows His own because He is seeing all that you do.
When nobody is watching you, let your conversation be seasoned, your actions weighed, your steps ordered and let Jesus be glorified in your life always. Have this at the back of your mind that “when nobody is watching you….GOD IS SEEING ALL THAT YOU DO.