Think about Jesus and all the things that He did. Think about the way He carried Himself in verious circumstances. Remember how He addressed those who tried to twist scriptures to suit their purposes. In every thought and deed, Christ was perfect. He became flesh in order to model to us how powerful and influential we can become when we completely give our lives over to the will of the Father. Now this power, yes may be manifested by major career steps, a promotion, an influence over people etc. Howevr, the power I'm focusing on is the only power that really even matters with regards to mankind. This is the power to release people from bondage. The power to speak and let it be. The power to tell a mountain to be moved and it is. The power to cast out demons unashamedly and boldy proclaim the Gospel, no matter what. This holy boldness comes from a desire to love and serve God. As we get to know Him, Hiw will is revealed to us. We begin to mirror Christ and His characeter. When demons see us, they step off.
In this age, it's easy to assimilate and be persuaded to acoomodate practices that we really shouldn't, all for te sake of not standing out and making ourselves a target. I say, be reminded of the special blessings and rewards that God had promised His people who suffer for His sake. Most of the songs , movies, and menia in general are hyperssexualized, contain underlying sexual innuendos, promote lasciviousness, and gluttony,wontoness and excess. There is s perversion of the truth and a willingness to boldly say whatever one feels. Decisions are made on impulses, and people are told to go with the good feeling when faced with a tough decision. Well, this is not always te best route, because God has already told us in His Word that the heart is deceitfully wicked above all things and who can know it? So seeing someone drop bills on the ground, many would say nothing and snatch it up. That would certainly feel good wouldn't it? But is it neccesarily correct? Is it noble, pure or lovely?
The song below is a reminder to be different. Walk away form the crowd if the crowd isn't doing the right thing. There is no need to get caught up on the disusting ways of the world. And if you've been an indulger, it isn't a problem for you to give it up and accept Christ. Cold turkey is great, but if releasing wrong is a gradual process for you, then that's something that would be between you and God. Don't take too long though, because He's coming back and is right now in the process of sealing His own. That's why you should always remember that your life is only borrowed. You're not your own.
There is also great inspiraiton that can be found in the life story of Minister Danielle Williams. You can read more about this dynamic woman here. She certainly is a force to be reckined with. Remember that as a new creation, under God, you are exactly THAT...A NEW CREATION. BE DIFFERENT! What may seem difficult now, will be so worth it to you when you finally get your reward of eternal life.
Read more about her riveting story here.