Stand out from the crowd December 14, Sunday
“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but be a new and different person with a fresh newness in all you do and think. Then you will learn from your own experience how his ways will really satisfy you.” Romans 12:2 (TLB)
One of the easiest things to do is to conform to the world – simply flow with the world. But God has not called you to be a conformist. If you do the same thing the world is doing, then what difference will you make in the world. If Jesus calls you the light, beloved, that presupposes that you have an assignment to stand out and do things differently. In the market place when everyone is using unjust measures to cheat their customers, you use the right one. In the market place when people are defrauding their organizations, you maintain your integrity.
One of the things that affect the believer and stops him/her from shining is lack of contentment. You want to do what the world is doing so that you can get more money, be known in the crowd, get the human applause and then lose your ability to shine in the dark world. Beloved, that is not God’s will for you. Remember Matt 6:38? “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and ALL these things shall be added unto you.” You are not of the world, so you cannot afford to do things the way the world does it. You are different. You are a child of the Most High God. You are in covenant with God. So dare to be different. Be an example to the world in all you do. You are the light, so SHINE!
Take a moment and think: In what way are you conforming to the world? List them out and consciously turn your back on it and decide that from today, you will be different.
Romans 12: 1-2; John 17:11-19 Daily Bible Reading: Morning Joel 1-2, Evening Revelation 5