God calls us to be anomalies. 1 Peter 2:9 tell us, 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. So, the question is when people look at you what do they see?
Do you stand out or blend in with the crowd? My Pastor Monty Johnson of Christian Kingdom Assembly, tells us all the time that, “You may be the only God some people will ever know!…” It is our job as Christians to represent our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and to lead by example. People should be able to look at us and know who we represent! Can you really say, “God is such a good God, He has done mighty works in my life!” and in the same breath puff, puff, pass…? You could, but with God deeply routed in your heart, you should not want to. You have to hit a point where your flesh HAS TO come up under subjection. People should know that you are a deviation from your common man.
Do not be ashamed of who you are! Yes, this walk is a process, but we are God’s people, a chosen race. We are supposed to be different. Blending in with the crowd can cause us to miss opportunities to witness to others and to be the example someone may need. Somebody needs your testimony. 1 Corinthians 14:31: “For in this way you can give testimony [prophesying and thus interpreting the divine will and purpose] one by one, so that all may be instructed and all may be stimulated and encouraged.” Your words, smile, attitude or heart can be just what a person needs to make it through.
Take some time and do a self-evaluation. Be honest with yourself and ask God to correct what is not like Him. He has done wonders for me!
Good scriptures to highlight:
Exodus 19:5: Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine
Deuteronomy 14:2: For you are a holy people [set apart] to the Lord your God; and the Lord has chosen you to be a peculiar people to Himself, above all the nations on the earth.
Originally posted: 7/27/2011