Stand Out

Stand Out

The more we stand by faith, the more we stand out. To stand out means to project something out of the ordinary, to be distinctive and prominent. It’s when we stand for the things of God with great determination that we stand out the most.

On the sea, to stand out is used to express maintaining a course away from the shore. In Christ, it’s maintaining opposition to the oppression of satan, the world and the flesh. We stand out when we stay away from the temptations that come to take us away from our place of victory. We stand out when others fall under pressure to do something and we do not go along because the Lord is leading us a different way. We stand out when we hold out our position in Christ in spite of everything that tries to influence us.

Our continued transformation in God is noticeable to all. The way we walk in love, peace and joy instead of hate, anger and fear is supernatural. The way we seek after the cloud, the presence of the Lord, instead of the crowd is uncommon. We stand out as a lighthouse for others to know that if God did this in our life, surely He can do it in theirs. It is God’s presence that stands out in our lives, from glory to glory!

1 Corinthians 1:26-29  For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence.

 

Victory in the Calling

Victory in the Calling

As we call upon the Lord surrendering completely to Him, we can expect everything to change. God leads us to do specific things for specific reasons in specific timings. We are called for a purpose.

The enemy wants to stop that purpose, so he bombards us with accusations. He quickly says: “You’re not wise enough; you’re not mighty enough; you’re not noble enough; you’re despised; nobody likes you; you don’t know what you are doing.” The enemy is relentless when bringing charges against us, trying to get us to the point that we are no longer able to walk in God’s calling because we are looking at ourselves. We begin to feel unworthy, unrighteous and unable. As we focus our attention away from the accusations and onto our King, we see the lies for what they are: a futile attempt of the enemy to stop us from fulfilling our purpose.

When we feel weak, we remember we are mighty in the Lord. As we stand strong in His might, the things that have been sent to stop us come to nothing! It is when we are helpless we are reminded…it is our God who has called us. Of course we are not able, not enough; but God is more than able, more than enough. Then, as we step forth according to His calling, we walk in a tangible anointing, from glory to glory!

1 Corinthians 1:26-29 For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are, that no flesh should glory in His presence.

 

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