Taking a stand in this society isn’t really hard. If you have a strange tattoo in the center of your forehead, put on a big hot dog stand sign, or just yell “Ice Cream Cones” as loud as you can in a town area, you will stand out. For most people, there’s some way they too can stand out — almost everybody.
I realize that Christians are increasingly backing away from being noticed in a crowd. They want have the same appearance as other people, behave the same way, and be exactly like the crowd. Before we had wolves pretending to be sheep; currently we have sheep acting like wolves and bothering other sheep.
Of course, it makes sense. When I had my Jesus t-shirt on last time I rode the subway, I received some strange looks. Obviously, Jesus isn’t in fashion anymore. People who are believers hide themselves, fitting in with the other people, scared to be unique.
Well guess what – The time is now to take a stand from the crowd. If your faith is in Jesus, now is the time to begin to draw attention to yourself, and don’t be the same as other people. Put on your cross necklace with pride when you go to your job, display your purity ring on your finger and don’t be bashful about not having sex, and when anybody has a discussion about living, speak about the life that has been offered to you… a life that will be forever.
Walk, talk, act, and live as if Jesus is standing right in front of you is the concept. Don’t be embarrassed about being pure, good, and honorable. However, don’t force someone else to follow your faith either. Being bold doesn’t mean you go to everybody in school and condemning them to hell. Taking a stand doesn’t imply that you behave like you are “more holy than everybody” so all the people you meet don’t want to be around you at all. If you actually want to be different, then behave the same way Christ would.
The standards He established for society were basic: truth, love, forgiveness, compassion, patience, and other characteristics. Certainly, when people were turning the truth around, He took a stand for what was true and didn’t turn away. However, he was good and nice. People approached him and desired to find out what was unique and how they could be like him. From his lifestyle, people desire to be different and become the same as him. And this is how life is supposed to be. Floor standing signs
Shake the dust off your Christian t-shirts and quit being ashamed of your faith. All people have been chosen by God to have a lifestyle he approves of, something that is more important than anything else. By this we can display our faith, by living the same way Christ did and not being embarrassed. Believe it – if you do this, you will definitely be noticed. And perhaps some people will desire to be like you: with hope and goals.