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Stand out for God!

As Believers we are to stand out with our lifestyles and decisions according to the standard of God.
When God want us to embark on a special assignment for Him, he calls us out to stand alone his lines rather than the perceived direction of the world. Before Christians (Believers) can do any special assignment he/she needs must neglect worldly lifestyle and obey the words of God. In the Bible father Abraham was able to accomplish God’s direction by obeying the instruction to leave his father’s house and go to a chosen (unknown) land where he will be the father of many nations.
As believers God has called us out of the world so that we can be blessed. When we step out we are able to fulfill God’s promises to us. God also rescues His children by calling them from the land of the wicked. The Bible says in Genesis 6:5-9 God told Noah to stand out because He was going to wipe out the human race because of wickedness.
The story of Abraham, Noah, Gideon, Moses, Joshua and the rest tells us how men of God were able to stand out in the mist of lustful desires and wickedness to accomplish assignments from God.
It is not easy walking with God as it comes with its own suffering and temptations. Carrying the cross of Jesus means we might be neglected by the society and even friends because it sounds ‘crazy’ to stand out for Him.
If we not ready to sacrifice our education, money, ideas, job to stand out for the love of God then we must not expect anything from. Friendship with the world makes us an enemy of God because we cannot serve two masters at the same time. Life comes with two straight choices Heaven or Hell. There is NO in-between! So we must be ready to live the world and embrace the love and direction of God if we really want eternal glory.
The concept of standing out does not only include separating one’s self from evil, but also involves the attitude of being set apart for service to God. If we follow God we live extremely different from the rest because most people have been deceived and are been drifted away from their purpose on earth.
2 Corinthians 6: 14-18 say ‘Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? Or what does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we (believers) are the temple of the living God.
God has said those who are ready to walk with Him must come out and be separated from the world.
God also cautions us not to touch unclean thing, and He will receive us.
Satan’s Plan against us
Doubt- makes us question God’s word and his goodness.
Discouragement- makes us look at our problems rather than God.
Diversion- makes the wrong things seems attractive so that we will want them more than the right things.
Defeat-makes us feel like a failure so that we don’t try.
Delay- makes us put off doing something so that it never gets done.

By: Samuel Mantey
Email: Sammyoo3@yahoo.com
Twitter: SamuelMantey

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June 18, 2012 - Posted by | SETTING THE NEWS AGENDA

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