Standing Out

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Why blend in when I was born to stand out?” The actor’s words cut deeply.  Isn’t it just like God to use a line from a movie to mold your heart!?!

How often have I blended? Too often.  When someone treats another wrongly, and I failed to speak up. Blended.

When I know that someone is spreading lies, and I do nothing.  Blended. When someone says something about another, and I failed to speak up.  Blended.  When I get pleasure from someone’s failure, justifying in my mind that “they deserved it”…Blended.

When my motivations for being and doing are based upon my own fears, jealousy, covetousness, etc., and I do not repent, turning from this way to God…Blended.

When we look, sound, and think like the world, we have blended.

When we fail to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ…Blended.

Our Great God saved us to shine brightly for Him, allowing us to not only be His work but do His work.

We, the followers of Christ Jesus, are to stand out like stars in a dark night.  The darker the night, the brighter the light appears.  As light bearers, we are to reflect the Lord’s glory, showing Jesus to the world.

Our obedience is at stake, which shows the world our Great God.  Greater still, someone’s eternity with OR without God through Jesus Christ by Holy Spirit’s power is at stake. For (in Christ) we are all children of light, children of the day. We are not of the night or of the darkness.We are children of the light (1 Thessalonians 5:5).

Friend, are you blending or standing out for/to the glory of God? Let’s encourage each other to stand out!

Standing out,


…that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, (Philippians 2:15)

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  1. Vera Thomas
    Posted July 24, 2017 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    This is a GREAT reminder of what is expected of us! We are the light and now more then ever, our light needs to shine BRIGHTLY! Thank you

  2. Shelly Johns
    Posted July 26, 2017 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    Hi Vera. Thank you for your words. We do need to shine brightly for our Lord–especially in the urgency of today!

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