Are you struggling to be strong and courageous in a job , a performance, a choice to do right or you simply fear being different? One of the greatest fear in life is 'being different' or 'making a difference'. Yet, the greatest difference any one can be or make in this life is by being 'Christ-like'. As Christians we are often tormented by fear. We fear not being understood, we fear being rejected for our faith, we fear being different in a world where it seems as though the world has a greater force. There is absolutely nothing wrong about being different, yet the world makes it look like it is the most humiliating state anyone could be in. Being different is a choice to show everyone that you can conqueror your fears.
"You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world." -1 John 4:4(NIV)
Hence, a difference can magnify interest (in life).
"Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven." Matthew 5:16 (NASB)
When our lives reflect God's character His name is glorified. Whatever you do today stand up and be strong! Make a difference! Do not be afraid, God will give you the courage that you need to be bold enough for Him. Remember that God can make the biggest difference in your life, and subsequently you can make the greatest difference in the lives of others.
May God be magnified and glorified in your heart and life today. May you stand strong against the odds and choose to do good. May your life radiance all around you that the lives which surround you be blessed and changed by the difference in you. In Jesus Name, Amen.