We all want to make a difference in the world. We can’t do this, however, without being different. Jesus promised His followers peace, purpose and power. He also promised them problems and persecution. Why? Because we no longer belong to the sinful, self-seeking system of the World, and the World hates us for it. The problem for many Christians today isn’t that we suffer for standing out; it’s that we suffer for being obnoxious, or that we don’t suffer at all. Often, there is little contrast between our lives and the lives of unbelievers. To make a difference, we must live and love differently. Let’s be the difference!
Scripture References: John 15:18-16:4; 1 Peter 4:12-14; James 4:4; 1 John 2:15; 1 Peter 2:9-10; 2 Corinthians 5:17; 1 Peter 2:21-23