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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 10: Dramatically Different


What if you could be DIFFERENT?

So dramatically DIFFERENT

that you don't even feel like yourself,

because "your self" is

feeling & doing & being

someone else

who is way better than the you

who you thought you were.

Would it be

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE?

Oh YES!

I never BELIEVED I could be

DIFFERENT

than who I BELIEVED I was.

I was ANXIOUS about everything.

I was AFRAID of my own shadow.

I FEARED the other shoe dropping.

I BELIEVED every cruel word that was said against me.

I LIVED stuck in a cocoon just wanting to be a butterfly,

yet never BELIEVED I could be.

So I strived to be DIFFERENT,

to be CHANGED

to not be my "self",

yet I always fell short

not only of my own expectations

but also of the expectations of others.

But then IT HAPPENED

because

HE HAPPENED.

JESUS took the me who I BELIEVED I was

out of my cocoon of

ANXIETY

FEAR

INSIGNIFICANCE

INSECURITY

&

REJECTION

and made me

DRAMATICALLY DIFFERENT

with

HIS PEACE that transcends all understanding

&

HIS LOVE that drives out all fear.

All because

GOD didn't create me

&

GOD didn't create you

to stay the SAME,

because if we were all the

SAME then where would DIFFERENT be?

DIFFERENT is the BETTER

than you could ever imagine

and all it takes is to

SURRENDER

your whole self

to the ONE who takes you beyond

your self

so that you become so

DIFFERENT

that you never want to be the SAME again.

JESUS stands with HIS outstretched arms

with an invitation

to you, to me, to everyone~

“Take courage, it is I! Do not be afraid!”

(Matthew 14:27)

Oh when you take the

COURAGE to SURRENDER

your SAME self

you wish you hadn't wasted so much time in the past

dreaming about being

DIFFERENT

because

DIFFERENT

happens in an instant

that lasts beyond this lifetime~

“Listen carefully: Unless a grain of wheat is buried in the ground, dead to the world, it is never any more than a grain of wheat. But if it is buried, it sprouts and reproduces itself many times over. In the same way, anyone who holds on to life just as it is destroys that life. But if you let it go, reckless in your love, you’ll have it forever, real and eternal" (John 12:24).

I have been called

DIFFERENT

and that is the best compliment that I will ever receive

because being

DIFFERENT IN HIM

is the only place where I ever want to be.

Want to be DIFFERENT?

It is so easy.

"HERE'S MY HEART LORD" (listen to the song below)


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