We’re all supposed to be the same right? Transformed into a mini-Christ right? The whole “What would Jesus do?” thing…hmm I have a slight issue with that.
We shouldn’t be asking “what would Jesus do?” because we can never be Jesus. He is very much on a different plane than we are. We are so very different from Him and from each other, would there be any interest in millions of Christ followers who are exactly the same? I’m not so sure that that is the Father’s desire. I’m quite sure that the Father’s desire is to have a very varied family. A family that is different in all aspects, after all are we not made completely different, and yet from Genesis labeled as in His image when a collective body?
Individually we are not in His image, but as a body, as a group we are certainly in His image.
You just gotta ignite, the light, and let it shine
Just own the night like the 4th of July
‘Cause baby you’re a firework
Come on, show ’em what you’re worth
Make ’em go “Oh, oh, oh”
As you shoot across the sky-y-y
Baby, you’re a firework
Come on, let your colors burst
Make ’em go “Oh, oh, oh”
You’re gonna leave ’em all in awe, awe, awe
One thing that I’ve realized is that we shine brightly on our own. When we traverse on our own, we can do great things. We can help people out of dark places. We can bring people to new levels of intelligence, trust, and life. We are as individual as the alleged myth of the snowflake. That each snowflake is completely different and individual. No one flake is the same as another. Somehow, people are exactly the same. God is such a brilliant creator that he is able to make every single person completely individual.
You don’t have to feel like a waste of space
You’re original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow
Maybe your reason why all the doors are closed
So you could open one that leads you to the perfect road
Like a lightning bolt, your heart will glow
And when it’s time, you’ll know
Every person is called to play a part in His story. None but Him can tell you what that part is, but it is essential. But at the same time, we are all called to bring a specific part to His body, to the family. We are an essential part of history. Completely essential to His story. A story that is beyond anything we can ever know. And we can only play that part by being exactly who we are. The thing is, when we follow Him with all we can, and everything we are, he will “change” us. He will make us more like ourselves than we ever were.
When we fall in love with Him, we become ourselves even more. We truly become who we were meant to be. We begin to shine even more brightly when we know God. We are given the capabilities to truly transform the world. He shines through us, and then spills out of us in waves and tumbles to refresh the world and pour warmth and light into his creation.