I am so blessed that my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ did not feel indifference to me. I am so thankful that when I turned my back on Him…He still showed me His love and fought to make a difference of my life.
He relentlessly pursued me and when I was at my lowest point, crying out that I was all alone…He proved me wrong. He wrapped me in His love and changed the course of my life and the life of my family through His love.
If I am going to be Jesus with skin on to this world, then indifference and hate cannot be a part of my vocabulary. He made a difference in my life and I have to use His Love to make a difference in someone else’s life. I cannot offer less to others than what He offered to me.
We have to stop offering each other excuses and justifications for turning our backs on people. The world is hard, we need to be soft. The world is hate: we need to be love. The world is sad; we need to spread joy. The world is dark; we need to point people to the One who can turn on the light. The world conforms; we need to be transformed.
This past two weeks I have been on a journey…not quite the journey I thought I would be on, but I have felt a change come over my life. I thought I would be counting every word that came out of my mouth for two weeks…I thought wrong. It was not about the number of words I spoke it was about making those words count.
It was about allowing God to speak transforming words into my life and it was about the words I speak to my family and friends, am I speaking with a godly mentality or am I speaking with a mob mentality. I want my words to point others to the cross, not make them question if my faith is real.
I think long and hard before I ever post a status to my page…I want people to read God into every word I share. I was not thinking nearly as long or as hard about every word I spoke and the same rule needs to apply in both areas. Whatever I speak and whatever I share should be true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think, speak and share about such things (Philippians 4:8).
God gave me a tool that I am using before I speak, post, text or email…I ask myself this question…”Are my words conforming or are they transforming?” If I am conforming to this world…then I need to keep my mouth shut until what I have to share will help me or someone else to transform into the person God wants us to be.
“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. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” Romans 12:2 (NLT)
I do not want to be indifferent in an indifferent world. I want to make a difference in this indifferent world. I pray that all I think, that all I speak and that all I share is transforming and not conforming to the ways of this world. Help me to be all that You have created me to be. Because I am NOT who I used to be, I am redeemed. In the name of Jesus it is true, Amen