Topic: The Upside Of Being Different
Scripture: Come out from among them and be separate, says the Lord. – 2 Corinthians 6:17 (NKJV)
Message: Sometimes we settle for a mediocre life, doing things the way everyone around us does them, because we aren’t bold enough to be the unique individuals God created us to be.
For example, if you don’t like your job, you hate the atmosphere at work (or at home), and you dread spending time there every day, ask yourself if you’re doing anything to change the situation. You don’t have to be like everyone else—you can be different. And you can be a difference maker!
Do you smile at everyone when you arrive, or do you frown like everyone else? Have you said anything encouraging to your co-workers or your family today?
Why not think differently? Why not change the way you talk about your life and all of its aspects? I heard a song once titled, “I Love My Life,” and I thought, That is a great song I wish everyone would sing.
How do I gain confidence to try something new? If you’ll change your outlook and your actions—if you’ll decide to be different—you’ll be amazed at the changes that will take place in yourself and in others.
Prayer Starter: Dear Lord, help me to look to You when I feel fearful and afraid, and You will turn my fear into faith. Help me to step out and do Your will today and every day, in Jesus’ name, amen.
Joyce Meyer is an American Charismatic Christian author and speaker and president of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Joyce and her husband Dave have four grown children.