Is God’s plan for our life to ignore who we are, what culture we inherit, what environment we’re placed in or what people we’re surround by? No.

Are God’s arms closed off to those around us – just because they don’t believe in the same thing as we do? No.

We’re placed in certain areas of life - in our job, our family, our school… Why? To be a light and to show and give love. And not just the love that only lasts long enough to get a person through the doors at church & then ‘on to the next one’. But the kind of love that sees past the wrong-doing in someone’s life and sticks with them during the good and the bad.

To be a friend. To not ridicule, judge, look-down on or give a scripture to someone because it makes you feel like you’re doing something productive. As a non-believer or non-christian, they’re not exactly going to understand what you’re saying. But; find common ground, which you may relate with them. 1 Corinthians 9:22.

Jesus wasn’t a man of many words. His presence was enough to make a person want to change. He blew up emotions, not all good, not all bad. But his very being was enough to cause such a stir. We are called to do the same.

Jesus is supposed to be greater in us, that when people look at us or talk to us or see us living our lives, they think: “Wow. She’s different. Why doesn’t she do this/that?” People will take it however they want obviously. But we aren’t meant to ‘be like the rest.’ 2 Corinthians 6:17.

We’re also to remove the ‘plank’ in our own eye before removing that in our friend’s – don’t point out and focus on the wrong in others when all the while you’re not perfect either.

As followers of Christ, we’re to forgive those as God has forgiven us. And the greatest command? To love. Love those as Christ loves you.

Jesus doesn’t turn away people because “ew, she has slept with too many guys” or “he’s just a drug addict, he ain’t going anywhere in life” In fact, he dined with the so-called ‘sinners’, he chatted to a Samaritan women who jews did not associate with, let alone jewish/Samaritan men & women and a good friend of his was someone who hated Christians.

Again, Jesus’ presence and love covered him & that friend ended up risking his life for Jesus.

Are we not called to be like Christ? Get off your ‘high & holy’ horse, humble yourself and go where no other would. Stop talking about being a light and hiding under a bowl, stand on top of a hill and let it shine. Let Jesus be your light. Let him shine ♥