I heard this quote in a message I listened to recently by Devon Franklin and it really impacted me. I understand now that to become who God has called me to be, it will require standing out and being different which is how I was created. God made us all unique and as Jesus followers we are called to be light which certainly stands out.
As I learn to embrace my uniqueness and my differences, these will inevitably cause me to stand out in some way and that’s ok. I’m encouraged to know that God has created me to be this way and I should not be afraid when it happens.
You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:14-16 (NIV)
✞ Are You Really In?