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Glitter Words

“Seperti anak-anak panah di tangan pahlawan, demikianlah anak-anak pada masa muda.

Berbahagialah orang yang telah membuat penuh tabung panahnya dengan semuanya itu. Ia tidak akan mendapat malu, apabila ia berbicara dengan musuh-musuh di pintu gerbang. ” Maz 127:4-5

Dare to be Different

Written by Ms. Pavani Paul

Life has to be exciting. When we have a sense of purpose and destination we are excited about every step that we take. As God has created each one unique, every one of us has that drive in us to stay unique.

God wants us to be different:

download (8)The scripture admonishes us to live differently. When the Israelites were delivered from the land of Egypt; when they were in the Mt. Sinai they were repeatedly told that they should take care not follow the customs of Egypt or the customs of Canaan. All the laws that were given to them were given to prohibit among them the practices of the land. ‘You shall not do as they do in the land of Egypt, where you dwelt, and you shall not do as they do in the land of Canaan, to which I am bringing you. You shall not walk in their statutes. You shall do my ordinances and keep my statutes and walk in them. I am the LORD’ (Lev.18:3,4).

It is not something that is mentioned in Old Testament alone. You would see Christ’s teaching expressing the same things. “I have chosen you out of the World” (Jn.15:19 – NRSV). St. Paul says, in Rom 12:2. ‘Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think’ (NLT).

We have to exercise our choice:

There are consequences to following the “rule of the world.” If we are dancing to the tune of the world we do it at the cost of the ‘eternal life’, ‘glorious inheritance’ that is guaranteed for us. God has chosen us out of the World. We are chosen to be the children of God. We are given the privilege of calling Him Abba Father. We are called to a greater hope. ‘I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the wonderful future he has promised to those he called. I want you to realize what a rich and glorious inheritance he has given to his people. I pray that you will begin to understand the incredible greatness of his power for us who believe him’ ((Eph 1:18,19 -NLT).

‘Stop loving this evil world and all that it offers you, for when you love the world, you show that you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only the lust for physical pleasure, the lust for everything we see, and pride in our possessions. These are not from the Father. They are from this evil world’ (1 Jn.2:15, 16).

Let’s rely on God for strength:

The Bible has great examples of people who relied on God. Even when people called Noah a fool, he did not hesitate to build the ark as God had commanded him. When Potiphar’s wife tried to seduce Joseph, he replied ‘how could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?’ Joshua and Caleb were the only ones among the twelve who went to spy on Canaan who said, ‘God will lead us into that land and will give it to us’ (Num.14:8). Daniel and his friends relied on God and did not take the food of the emperor.

We need enormous strength to be different. We are afraid that we will be rejected if we do not do what our friends do. Certainly, we are going to be hated for not living according to their philosophy of life. In a college campus if one says I don’t smoke or don’t drink they call you a ‘kid’ or ‘moron’. Then you are considered not worthy of their friendship. Remember they are not worthy of being your friend. This strength is got only from God who has called us to be different. As, Paul says in Phil 4:13 ‘I can do all things through him who strengthens me’. We can do it by the empowering presence of God.

Don’t let the world decide what you need to have and what you need to be doing. Let God decide what we do with our life. Dare to be different!

Dare to be different from the standard of the world, you are created in God’s immage, that means you were created PERFECT in your own way.
There is great power in our difference, dare to be different.

MASA MUDAKU ‘TUK MELAYANI-MU
MASA DEPANKU KUS’RAHKAN PADA-MU
JANGAN BIARKAN HIDUPKU BERLALU
PAKAI KU S’BAGAI BERKAT-MU

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