I suppose we have all heard the saying "you are what you eat", right? I suppose that there maybe some truth to that. After all the food you eat feeds your body and gives it the strength it needs to function. However food does not only give your body strength, which is good, it can also cause your body various health problems. If you eat junk food on a daily basis your body will show the effects of that (heart disease, high blood pressure, etc). In a very similar way the Scriptures teach that your actions tell what you truly are. Are you a follower of Jesus Christ? Your actions will show that. Are you a hypocrite who only pretends to follow Christ for various reasons? Your actions will show that as well. Our actions tell a lot about us. In fact our actions tell who we really are. This was John's point in his epistle which we refer to as 1John. That is why he says: "By this we know that we have come to know Him, if we keep His commandments. The one who says, "I have come to know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him: the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked." 1Jn 2:3-6. If you are truly a follower of Jesus Christ you will obey Him. Nobody has ever said that such obedience would be perfect or that failure is not a reality (1Jn 1:9, 2:1-2) however if you are a true Christian the “direction” of your life will be obedience to Christ.