So often times when people use the phrase “you’ve changed” they mean it in a negative way. However, in Christ, change is not negative at all. Instead, it’s a life-altering transformation that changes the course of every aspect of your life—in the best possible way.
Following Jesus isn’t about acting like you’re better than others, but about shining bright so that others can see just how life changing it is when you make the point to follow Him. So when it comes to the things that God has delivered you from, don’t be ashamed to share that part of your story. Share with your friends the story of how God healed your broken heart. Tell your little sister the story of how you learned to know what you were in Christ. Your transformation is a powerful tool that can truly bless those around you.
When you begin to shine your light, others will take note. They will notice that you’re different and they will want to experience what you have as well. But keep in mind that this doesn’t always mean that they’re going to walk up to you and say, “wow, I really admire your life…how can I be like you?” Sometimes, they might disagree with you or misunderstand you completely. They may question what you do, but not because they doubt you, but because they’re trying to learn what it means to let Jesus into their hearts for themselves. Sometimes, they might not say anything at all. But don’t let that stop you from shining your light! You are called to be an example even when others say “you’ve changed.” Even when they question you, keep on being a light and let God be the One who transforms them!