Good morning! Happy Wednesday to you all. I pray your week is going well thus far.
TFTD: You better recognize
John 1:10-12 (NIV)
10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—
Many times as believers, we wrestle with our identify and sense of belonging. We accept Christ as our personal savior, but we still identify ourselves with certain aspects of the world. We know we are different, but sometimes we try to convince our “worldly” friends that we haven’t changed. On the contrary, the closer you grow to Christ the further apart you are from the world. You better recognize-you are now enemies with the world. You better recognize-you are different. You better recognize-people in the world will not understand the things of the spirit. You better recognize-people will not receive your message. You better recognize, it’s time we all recognize!
Here Jesus was made flesh in order to dwell among us and the very people who were created by Him didn’t even recognize Him. Jesus walked up to people who should have known Him and was not received and even in some cases denied by His disciples. When you begin walking in the ways of the Lord some of your closest friends won’t recognize you anymore. People who use to roll in your closet circles will begin distancing themselves from you. Don’t take it personal, just recognize you are changing. Recognize that you are a spiritual being living IN the world, but you are not OF the world. The sooner you accept that you are a new creature in Christ the easier it will become to accept your calling; your purpose.
You better recognize-everyone can’t go where God is calling you.
You better recognize-you can’t save anyone, but you can lead them to the One who can save.
You better recognize-you can’t be everyone’s friend.
You better recognize-you will have to walk alone sometimes.
You better recognize-you are a light in a dark world and you can’t serve two masters.
You better recognize-you are a child of God and should conduct yourself as such.
It’s time for all believers to stop trying to cater to the world and to the spirit. It’s time to die to flesh daily and realize that where God is calling you everyone won’t understand or receive your message. Your mission is to spread the message of Jesus Christ through whatever means He gives you to do so. You better recognize you will encounter rejection, but God is still God. You better recognize you will cry sometimes, but Jesus still sits on the Throne. You better recognize your calling and begin walking in your purpose driven life.
It’s time recognize who we are in Christ.
Have a blessed day!
Mrs. Nicole “Sunshine” Ellis, MBA
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