One of the cool things about the Bible is there are approximately 40 different writers of 66 books over 1600 years and yet there is one Author, God, who allowed each writer to inject their own personalities into their writing. While God inspired the writers, they were not mere robots writing something that was dictated to them, they were able to write in their own style. Consider if you would the 4 Gospels; each tells the story of Christ’s life on earth, but each in a way unique to the writer. We’ll discuss why this was Sunday morning.
Just as God allowed each writer to maintain their own sense of style in writing, God allows us to keep our unique identities as we serve Him. While God does expect our life to be such that it brings Him honor, He doesn’t expect us to be ‘cookie-cutter’ children of God. We don’t have to give up all of who we are to serve God. God created us as unique beings and He wants us to hold on to those things that set us apart and USE that uniqueness to serve Him. Why? Because people are different and our uniqueness will allow us to reach people that others could not.
So many people are afraid to give their life to Christ because of what they’ll have to give up. Somehow, people have gotten the idea that to be a child of God is to give up everything that resembles fun. Where this idea came from, I have no idea. Now don’t get me wrong, there will be things we have to change and give up, but fun is not on the list. Thou shalt not have fun is nowhere in the Bible. Neither is thou shalt check your personality at the door, or you gotta look like you just lost your best friend to be ‘spiritual’. Its just not there, regardless of the translation you read from. In fact just the opposite is true, our new life in Christ is filled with joy and excitement because it is lived with a relationship with the Creator, the King of kings and Lord of lords.
I encourage you to continue to be yourself, use your uniqueness to glorify God so others might see that they can still be themselves after they accept Christ. Become a tool God can use to debunk the myth that a life with Him is dull, boring and just not that much fun.
“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