Monday, November 17, 2014
STAND OUT; DON'T BLEND IN
The majority, many times, is a group of highly motivated snails. If a thousand people say something foolish, it is still foolish. Truth is never dependent upon consensus of opinion.
In 1 Peter 2:9 the Bible says of us Christians, "Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light." Romans 12:2 exhorts us, "And be not conformed to this world, but be ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God."
One of the greatest compliments that anyone can give you is to say, "You're different!" Christians live in this world, but we are aliens. We should talk differently, act differently, and perform differently. We should stand out.
There should be something different about you. If you do not stand out in a group, if there is not something unique or something in your life, you should re-evaluate yourself.
One way to stand head-and-shoulders above the crowd is to choose to do regular, ordinary things in an extraordinary and supernatural way - with great enthusiasm. God has always some of His very best work through "ordinary" against them. In fact, God sided with the underdog in every battle described in the Bible - the minority.
Majority rule is not always right. It is usually those people who do not have dreams or visions of their own who want to take a vote on everything. People who are part of a group tend to agree on courses of action that they as individuals know are not right.
Don't be persuaded or dissuaded by group opinion. It does not make any difference what anyone else believes; you must believe. Never take direction for your personal life from a crowd. Never choose to quit just because somebody disagrees with you. In fact, the two worst things you can say to yourself when you get an idea are: "That's never been done before," and "That's been done before!" Someone else's failure in a certain area does not guarantee your failure.
Be a pioneer and stand out! Do not be afraid to get hit with a few arrows!
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