Do you remember as a child, you would see in a magazine two pictures that were ALMOST identical, but they really weren't. Within the pictures, there were some SLIGHT alterations and it was your job to sit there and look and look and LOOK, until you found the differences.
And although this was an incredibley fun thing to do as a child, as a Christian, we shouldn't have to play this game. When people look at us, they shouldn't have to say, "What's different?" They shouldn't have compare us to this world like...hmmm...they seem exactley the same as everyone else...."What is it?" They shouldn't have to WONDER about us really living for God, they should ALREADY be able to tell. The way we act should be different, the way we talk should be DIFFERENT! Who we fellowship with should be different! The way we dress should be DIFFERENT! The way we treat people should be diffenrt!!! Everything in our life should be DIFFERENT! Sometimes we try SOOOOO hard to fit in with the world, but we shouldn't. Its sad seein a good, christian and not even knowing they are a Christian, because they are TRYING sooooooo hard NOT to be DIFFERNT.
Living for God is NOT like some kind of "WHERES WALDO" game...
God doesn't want us to be like Waldo and just 'blend in'!!! God wants us to stand out in the middle of a crowd of ungodly people. We don't need to try and make it hard for the world to see that we are a Christian. The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 6:17, "Wherefore, come out from among them, and be ye seperate, saith the Lord..."
"If you want to make a difference,
you've GOT TO BE DIFFERENT!!!"♥Mary Frances :)