Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Fitting In... Or Not

A few days ago Josiah did a post on a conversation from his Facebook page. (Scroll down to read it) I know he already wrote his perspective on it, but I had another little twist to add. :)

So the conversation led to some one's belief that if you want to fit in with "cool people" you have to be cool. If you want to fit in with "churchies" then you have to act like one. (Scroll down to read it)
First, you need to understand that through God's eye, there are only two groups: The Faithful, and the un-faithful. God doesn't classify us or put us in "sections". He is not up in Heaven saying "Stephanie doesn't look cool enough today, we'd better put her in the shabby group." or "Mark looks so good today! He should be in the awesome group." Jesus came to save the whole world, not just the cool people.
Second, when Jesus came to earth, He did not say "When I leave, be cool so people will like you." Instead He said: "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in Heaven." John 5:16 (NKJV)
For others to notice your light, you'd have to be a lot brighter, or maybe a different color than their own. We should be different, so that we can glorify others through Christ, because of our differences.
So let your light shine, be different - be different in a way that shows Jesus Christ, so that others may learn to know what he did for us.

God Bless~ Tirzah


Matthew said...

Thanks for sharing, Tirzah! I agree with you, if our lifestyles and actions don't reflect Christ, people won't think we are different. Therefore, why would they want Christ?


Michael said...

You are Awesome!