Why StandOut?

Posted by Jamaal Mills on

Have you ever felt different from anyone else, wondered why you do the things you do and don't do as your peers? Have you ever been in a crowd of people and felt like the odd ball as you watch people become more and more like each other. Today's times are surely perilous, where individuals have become more focused on doing things their way and living through their own lenses rather than the WORD OF GOD. It seems as though people has added a "l" and made themselves "gods of the world."

That feeling you feeling you feel, or that awkwardness you feel around people is a good thing. 1 Peter 2:9 says, "But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light." Therefore, as peculiar people it is our sole duty to stand out. Christ Jesus gave us an example from His sermon on the mount where he says,

“You have heard that it was said, Love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may show yourselves to be sons of your Father in heaven. For He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you, what reward will you have? Don’t even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing out of the ordinary? Don’t even the Gentiles do the same? Matthew 5:43-47.

This is how Christ Jesus wants us to differ from the crowd. He does not want us to act like others or respond how everyone else does. But demonstrate, grace, love compassion among enemies and by doing so shows that you are a child of THE MOST HIGH GOD. Now, reading this I understand this is difficult to do but just imagine.. what if everyone practice this, what if everyone love first, showed grace and compassion first imagine where we could be. As the saying goes it just takes the power one to change the world! Lastly, I leave think back and imagine how you could stand out from the crowd? He is calling us to stand out. If we will do it, He will get the glory and we will one day be rewarded. If we shy away and instead blend in, we will miss the opportunity to see Him act. If we do this, where is our faith? Do we really believe what we say we believe?
Please write and share your comments and give a testimony how you stood out from the norm and demonstrated GOD'S love.


Romans 12:2 says, "do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect."

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