Standing Out: When You don’t Fit In

We all want to be liked, cherished, and appreciated by our peers. But what if I told you that God cares less about these things? What if told you that God doesn’t care how many Facebook friends, or how many people follow you on Twitter? And what if I told you that God isn’t worried about how popular you are? In fact, what if I told you that the purpose of the Gospel isn’t to fit in at all, but to in fact stand out.

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. –Romans 12:2-

In today’s worth-seeking world, being “liked, ” or “wanted” is something we all yearn for. And whether we want to admit it or not, it’s how our culture forces us to feel, and not to mention it’s how our culture advertises us to feel.

The World Says:

Failure is not an option.

“If you are not first, you are last.”

“If your not somebody, you’re nobody.”

But when we begin to look into the depth of Scripture, none of those are actually true.

God has called us to be different. To stand against the grain. To be a city on a hilltop. (Matthew 5:14) And to be the change for the world that lacks hope.

Realizing you don’t fit in is a good thing. We weren’t made to fit in. We were made to fulfill our calling in Christ. We were made to fit out.

Stand Tall. Press On.

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