"Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were unlearned and ignorant men, they marvelled; and they took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus." Acts 4:13
One thing that you notice from the outset of the New Testament is that Christianity looked like something. Christianity was tangible to people, it was recognisable, sought after and desired. Without even saying a word, people could notice it was different - something stood out.
Now, after years of negative theology and the watering down of the Gospel, for many it’s hard to remember that we are made to stand out. This is kind of counterculture to today’s world view, we are stifled by fear and concern over what others think of us, of how we look. Worried about “FITTING IN”, the list can go on. Remember though, that Jesus didn’t set us free from sin and commission us to do greater works than him by just “fitting in”.
I encourage you, be bold today, be confident in who and what God has commissioned you to do. Fitting in may feel comfy, but in certainly isn’t his call on your life. Whatever way, be led by him today, so much so that people can’t deny that you have been with Jesus. In everyday and everyway, leave no one with the doubt that they have encountered someone great, someone who is full of something that they can’t live without, undeniably touched by Jesus!!!