"Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul.” 1 Peter 2:11 (NIV)

When you become a follower of Christ, your life becomes different. The Holy Spirit lives on the inside of you. Everything about you becomes different because Jesus is your friend. When we follow God’s commands, it means we do things differently from others.

We can do all things through CHRIST who gives us strength. It means, instead of being offended, we choose love. Instead of insisting on our way, we serve others. It means, instead of trying to be right all the time, we build and lift others up.

This isn’t the way most people in the world act but that’s okay. We are called to be different. We are called to rise higher. We are called to be examples of God’s grace, mercy and forgiveness. It may not make sense to others but that’s okay.

God will promote you to a new level of blessing and victory when you commit yourself fully to Him. Don’t live a life of mediocrity, live a life of excellence for God. Live a life pleasing to Him and don’t be afraid to be different!

Thank you God for transforming me into Your image. I know that I am not like the world, I am set apart for You. Help me to live like You and be a light everywhere I go.