Saturday, September 21, 2013

Don't Be Afraid to Stand Out

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As believers, we are called to be different . . . to stand out. But not to stand out just for the sake of standing out. Our motive should be to draw the world's attention to Christ.

Not ourselves.

That yummy, yellow M&M jumps right off the picture, standing out among the darker ones doesn't it? It's not hard to notice. Our eyes are immediately drawn to it. (And I want to eat it!)

We should be the same. Easy to recognize. Jesus said so in Matthew chapter 5. He said, "You are the light of the world." We shouldn't blend in with the rest of the world, hiding from our calling. Jesus goes on to say, "In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."

Our good deeds are really His good deeds, so there's no room for boasting. "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." ~Ephesians 2:10. When we're out and about and in the spotlight, our Galatians 5 fruit should be front and center stage.

When you find yourself (as every one of us does from time to time) conforming to the pattern of this world and when you find your light beginning to fade, change course and be transformed by the renewing of your mind. (Romans 12)

Renew your mind with the Word of God, and STAND OUT!


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Mary said...

AMEN! I love this!

Crystal said...

I sure do standout sometimes. Thank you for validating it!

A Learning Journey said...

AMEN!!!! Stand out! I LOVE LOVE this post! I am buying a bag of M&M's next time I am in town. I want to use this as an object lesson with my daughter. Then, we can eat the goodies afterwards.


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