Steve Jobs, the late founder and owner of Apple Computers, was a perfectionist. Everyone who has owned an Apple product is aware of the meticulous attention to detail that he demanded, even with the packaging. What is less known is Jobs took this one step further. He insisted that the inside of his computers and devices also display a similar elegant design, equalling, if not exceeding the outer packaging. Why did Jobs spend so much effort to make the inside of his computers as elegant as the outside? When one of his colleagues pointed out that all of his efforts would never be recognized, Jobs replied, “I will know.”
Some of us are driven by our perception of what others will think of us. Others are driven by their own conscience. If you are a Christian believer, all of your actions should be driven by your perception of what God will think of you.
“Am I a God who is near,” declares the LORD, “And not a God far off? Can a man hide himself in hiding places So I do not see him?” declares the LORD. “Do I not fill the heavens and the earth?” declares the LORD.
Jeremiah 23:23-24 (NASB)
Like the internal designs of computer products, much of our thought life is hidden from the rest of the world. When disagreements arise, we may silently curse or think ill thoughts of another, however, as long as our external appearance and behavior project a friendly and competent demeanor, the world will fall into place. This is not what God says. He sees our heart and our motives. The God who created us and the entire universe knows us better than we know ourselves.
You know that God will know!
Love and trust in the Lord; seek His will in your life.