Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
Oh my word, have I struggled with this my entire life. Although my personality type is an ENFP and it says that my personality type is usually the center of attention, I don’t like to be the center of attention. I don’t like to stand out. However, looking back over my life I can see where God had me stand out.
It wasn’t until these past 3 years that I finally understood the why.
SO THAT He could be glorified through my life.
The other day I wrote a post about your Joy being full that really opened my eyes to the spirit of joy. Well it just so happened a dear friend of mine shared a video on Facebook today that hit home about that study on joy.
If you haven’t seen this video be prepared to have JOY bubble up on the inside of you.
As I watched the video, I was in awe of this precious little girl that didn’t give two hoots about what others were doing around her or what they thought of her. The music, the joy, the singing, it all made her little body dance for the Lord. She is the only one that is really getting into it and you can literally feel the joy of the Lord flowing from her.
Now I don’t know about you, but I read the comments on posts. Sometimes this can be really bad, and I have to stop reading them but sometime, like this time, the comments can build your faith.
I was truly amazed and so humbled by the Holy Spirit while reading the comments. This little girl, whose name is Loren, had atheist and people that never go to church watching this video. People from all over the world, are watching, commenting and sharing this beautiful video.
Unbelievers and believers alike are experiencing the joy of the Lord from watching this video because this little girl Loren…
didn’t care or give thought about what others may think about her
didn’t care or give thought to what others may say about her
didn’t care or give thought to the fact that she was the only one dancing.
What is God calling you to do that will make you stand out?
If you are a daughter of God, saved through the blood of His son Jesus Christ and are being led by the Holy Spirit than guess what? You’re called to stand out in this world of sin and darkness.
You can’t help it. We are bright lights, set on a hill for all to see.
Look at what Matthew 5:14-16 says, “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.”
It’s not about us, it’s about glorifying our Abba Yahweh ladies. It’s about lighting the way for others. Being that willing vessel that when the joy of the Lord falls upon you, you dance, you prophecy, you lay hands on the sick, you cast out demons, you preach the gospel, in complete and total abandonment to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
Here is my moment of transparency and truth. I have sensed these past couple years that God has been leading me to blog. Not just blogging about the feel-good messages that encourage, uplift and edify which is totally what I love to do. But those messages that are controversial like homosexuality, mental health, our leaders in government and other things.
I feel like He is calling me to expose the worldly lies we believe so quickly and show the biblical truths that show these as lies.
He’s been calling me to step up and stand out for a while now. I’ll be honest, it makes my heart race, my hands get clammy and me question if He got the right daughter for this.
You know that saying, “I’m a lover not a fighter”, well yeah that’s me. I HATE confrontation! I’m the peacekeeper! I’m the one that wants to be liked by everyone! I’m the one saying, can’t we all just get a long?
Blogging about these controversial issues is NOT what I want to be doing…nevertheless Lord, not my will but YOUR WILL BE DONE!