On becoming a Christian, I resisted change. I wanted to remain sinful but also be a saint. There are people who want to follow Christ and remain the same. They want to have their cake and eat it as the saying goes. When you become a follower of Christ, your life should be different. Everything about you becomes different. When we follow Godâ€™s commands, it means we do things differently from our life before Christ and people without Him.
It means, instead of being offended, we choose love. Instead of insisting on our way, we serve others. It means, instead of trying to be right all the time, we build and lift others up. This may not be the way most people in the world act, but thatâ€™s okay. We are called to be different. We are called to rise higher. We are called to be examples of Godâ€™s grace, mercy and forgiveness.
Today, being different may not make sense to those that donâ€™t know Christ, but thatâ€™s okay. God will promote you to a new level of blessing, favour and victory when you commit yourself fully to Him. Donâ€™t live a life of mediocrity, live a life of excellence for God. Life a life pleasing to Him and donâ€™t be afraid to be different!
â€œDear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul.â€(1 Peter 2:11, NIV)
Pray With Me
Yahweh, thank You for transforming me into Your image, and allowing me the privledge of being Your disciple. I know that means I canâ€™t be like the world, as I am now set apart for Your good. God, teach me how not to comprise and stand up even when itâ€™s not popular. Teach me to embrace difference for Your kingdom. Help me to love like You, and be a light everywhere I go. In Christâ€™s Name! Amen.