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Just Be Yourself

Posted by Randy Youngblood, Lead Pastor on

Do you ever think about what people see when they look at you?  

What was it about me, while visiting New York City, that caused salesmen for competing bus lines to offer JUST ME a brochure - on nearly every street corner! 

In Germany several years ago, WHY did people approach me speaking English before I said anything to reveal my country of origin?

I was wearing an Arizona t-shirt on an elevator in Chicago. What was it about me that caused someone to say, “You’re too friendly to be from Arizona?”

I don’t know what neon signs I wear that say, “I’m different! I’m not from here!”

In New York . . . maybe it was because I looked people in the eye and smiled, while the locals avoided eye contact like their lives depended on it.

In Germany . . . we concluded my clothes looked funny to the locals. Lol!

In Chicago . . . I’m unsure of what he meant. My reaction was, “I grew up in Iowa.” He then nodded and exclaimed, “That explains it.”

HOW ABOUT YOU?  How willing are you to “be yourself” in places where “you” might be seen as “weird”? It might be good practice to just be yourself, because following Jesus may look kind of odd to many people. (See if you can read the King James language.)

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.  1 Peter 2:9 (KJV 1900)

Be who God created you to be, because ultimately His opinion is the ONE opinion that matters!


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