Devotional
STAND OUT

STAND OUT

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.-

Romans 12:2

We’re called to stand out, not to blend in as believers, to be different, to be a light to our world, a light that is not to be hidden but lit up on a hill, so as to showcase our father, but then again, what does it mean to stand out? To stand out means to be different, it also means to attract attention because you perform better at something.

Romans 12:2 made it clear that we shouldn’t be conformed to this world which means we should not try to be like people of this world in other to let them know what is good and so that they know, what God’s will for them is. You cannot influence a world that you look like.

Reckon yourself as a new Creature in Christ, this identity thing changes everything about you!

So what is God’s will for everyone on earth?

God’s will for everyone on earth is for everyone to be conformed to His own image –believing the gospel, receiving the spirit of God and much like it, being trained in the realities and usage of this new life that’s been received.
Galatians 5:22-23 (But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.) Because we have this Spirit of God, all of these is in our Spirit and it is expected of us that we function in them, as this is our own way of standing out. Through this, the world will see that we are different and there’s is something that is better and special about us.
To stand out as a believer, it requires you to infuse your daily life with the word of God.

Be loud about your convictions! We already live in a world that is loud, the latest trends and gist, social media oppression and “pepper them geng”, you cannot afford to dim your light in a dark world, Arise and Shine!

That which the Lord has committed to you, do valiantly with it and be loud about it.

FURTHER READING: 1 Peter 2:9, Phillipians 1:27

CONFESSION: I DECLARE, THAT I REPRESENT GOD, I STAND OUT, SHINING MY LIGHT TO EVERY NOOK AND CRANNY OF MY ENVIRONMENT. BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD, MY DIFFERENCE IS FELT AND IT IS CAUSING CHANGE. HALLELUJAH.

THERE IS LOVE IN SHARING