Trademark Of God
Think about it for a moment, how do you represent God? Do others recognize you as a child of God? What is your Trademark of God?
The definition of a trademark from the Merriam Webster Dictionary: A distinguishing characteristic or feature firmly associated with a person or thing.
What is your distinguishing Godly characteristic that people that know you would say about you? Each believer should be able to be described as a one that represents God in all they do. When I think about bible characters several come to mind, but there is one that really sticks out and that is Daniel, the adversity he faced along with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Daniel was placed in the kingdom of Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, the king wanted children of Jerusalem that were without blemish, but well favoured, and skilful in all wisdom. Consider this for a moment, how Daniel carried these character trademarks with him the whole time they were in the kingdom, withstanding many obstacles.
As a Christian when we go through difficult times in our life do carry that trademark of God through those times, even if it isn’t difficult times, can others say you are like Daniel and represent God faithfully?
How do people see you? When you go to work are you that one that everyone knows you will complain or that others can come and complain to and they know you will listen? Or when you go shopping are you that one that gets so frustrated with the way other people are in the store, some people can be so rude and inconsiderate, but how do you handle it? God wants us to reveal ourselves through our actions, remember the old saying, “Actions speak louder then words,” how true it is.
Daniel 1:8 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.
Each of us need to purpose in our hearts that we will represent ourselves as God would be, that is what Christian means being Christ Like, being as he would be, doing as he would do! Can we stand during those trials and still carry the trademark of God or do we fail and fall to the temptation? Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were put in a position where they had to prove their Trademark of God and they said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of the thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou has set up. Daniel 3: 16-18
How does your Trademark of God stand up? Can people recognize you as one of God’s children because of your character?