Every week, month, and year, there is a new trend that has everyone talking. Trends vary between makeup, clothing, songs, dances, and the list goes on, but most trends tend to lead down to ungodly lifestyles if no boundaries are set in place. The world sets trends constantly, so we should too! In our society today, we are too afraid to stand up for our faith for we worry about offending others, the thoughts of others, and we care more about the world’s trends than Christ. However, that needs to change, so we should all have the goal of following Jesus a trend. The more we are fearless and open about our faith, the more people will be gravitated to Him, so why aren’t we taking action?
“They looked to Him and were radiant,
And their faces were not ashamed.” Psalm 34:5
When we look to Christ and live for Him, that will radiate throughout us and people will notice. Our faces will not be ashamed, we will be joyful, happy, beaming with light, for Christ lives within us! People will wonder why we are so elated and happy all the time, but the answer would be because of Jesus! Therefore, we must turn to Christ and make Him our focus, so people can see Jesus throughout us.
“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;” 1 Peter 3:15
When people begin asking questions about our faith, we must be ready to give an answer and testify about our faith. We must not wait to put it off or to say “I would love to tell you about it some other time,” for there might not be another time. The time to get saved is now, and not later. Therefore, we must profess Jesus with every chance we have, for the more we talk about Him, the more people will desire Him.
“Those who are wise shall shine
Like the brightness of the firmament,
And those who turn many to righteousness
Like the stars forever and ever.” Daniel 12:3
When we are wise and lead the unsaved to Jesus, we will shine bright like stars! The world needs Jesus more than ever right now, for many people are dying, getting sick, and evil is running rampant. Now is not the time to sit back and wait to testify, for people need Jesus now! We should be ready to lead others to Christ at any moment, we should be living our lives passionately for Christ that it causes people to stare, and we must never back down from our faith.
When we dedicate our lives to Christ, we also dedicate our mission to showing the love of Christ, His grace, and His will for us to the unsaved! Instead of living our faith in private, we should publicly live it, proclaim it, and show it! We should encourage others to do the same, we should correct others if we see them doing wrong, and we must make sure that Christ is radiating within us!
“He has put a new song in my mouth—
Praise to our God;
Many will see it and fear,
And will trust in the Lord.” Psalm 40:3
When we sing God’s praises, many will notice and fear and trust the Lord. The blindfold of sin will be removed from their eyes, and they will see their wrongdoings. The more we praise, the more they realize that they need Jesus! When the broken encounters us, they will realize that it is Jesus they need to be put back together, so why are we not setting this trend?
Back in the seventies, there was a nationwide outbreak of college students, or people of college age, getting saved. It was so massive, that it gained nationwide attention! Jesus became a trend, and we need that now! We need to allow Jesus to use us to bring others to Him! We need to be willing to be fearless and live our lives in such a way that draws in those who are in need of Jesus! As Christians, we must all begin to boldly proclaim Christ publicly and never stop, for the more we proclaim, the more people will hear of Jesus!
Now is the time to act, and now is the time for people to find Jesus. We are never promised tomorrow, and tomorrow may be too late for some people, so we must testify as if today was our last day, and we must live for Jesus as if it was our last day. One of the best ways to testify Christ is to live your life for Christ, and that is something that every believer should do; therefore, it’s time we make godly living a trend like it was in the seventies, for people need saving from this dying world.