Life Outside the Box

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Romans 12:2 GW “Don’t become like the people of this world. Instead, change the way you think. Then you will always be able to determine what God really wants—what is good, pleasing, and perfect.”
I’ve always loved the saying, ‘Think outside the box!’ Walt says I don’t just think outside the box, I live there! Well, I guess I’d rather live in a realm where there are few then in a crowded maze of many. If I merely want what the world wants all I’d have to do is follow aimlessly and just fit in, but I’m admonished to be different or separate from the world.
As a child of the King, I have purpose that doesn’t fit with the purpose of the world.
So what does that look like-living outside the box? It means thinking differently, not being afraid to go in the opposite direction. Being in the world but living by a different set of rules with a different agenda-God’s. Changing your environment by what you bring into the room, not allowing what’s in the room to get on you.
We can’t just hang around other Christians and be separate. Gods not talking about our dress or physical appearance. It’s not even keeping the big 10. No, it’s not the works we do but the words we say that make us different from the world. It’s not the rules but how we love that makes us unique. It’s being a giver instead of a taker. Being a part of something bigger then myself by finding my part in the body of Christ and acting and speaking like His sister.
It’s not my appearance or education, but what I am is someone who dares to be different and whose purpose is to make a mark on others that can’t be erased (in a good way, I hope!). I want to use my words to bless, not curse and encourage others to live a life of faith as well. I don’t see things like most folk, I try to gain heavens perspective and speak like my Father.
You can’t follow me around and imitate me! That would not be good, one Sandy in the world is MORE then enough. What you must do is read Gods Word and follow after him. There’s no shortcut to being a Christian! You simply state, ‘Jesus, I acknowledge your sacrifice for my sin and make you Lord of my life. Be my teacher, I will be your willing student. Show me how to walk and talk like you.’ Then get out the text book (The Bible) and begin reading. I recommend getting a translation you can easily understand and read Matthew, Mark, Luke and John until you get the picture of who Jesus is, what he did and what he asked us to do. Then move into Acts and learn to walk in power and demonstration as Jesus did.
The more you know him, the more like him you’ll become. Get ready for life outside the box! Lose your old way of thinking and speaking because in the Kingdom of God, we carry our sword (His Word) and know how to use it to change the world, one life at a time.
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