Monday, June 13, 2022 You Don’t Know Me

“Look at how great a love the Father has given us that we should be called God’s children. And we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it didn’t know Him.”

1 John 3:1 HCSB

“You just don’t get me!” Jordan was so frustrated with Stanton once again. Was he expecting too much from his best friend? He thought after all these years Stanton would understand Jordan’s first priority with choosing a college was not athletics but the school’s spiritual focus. Stanton still did not see this as a significant reason for selecting schools, especially when Jordan was such a gifted athlete.

“Stanton doesn’t understand your choices because he doesn’t know Jesus. This priority is foreign to him, and you will need to show him grace,” shared Jordan’s Young Life leader Ryan.

We as believers cannot expect an unbelieving world to “get” us when the world did not know and still does not know Jesus. If we, as followers of Christ, are walking in the likeness of Jesus, we should not expect that the world will understand us. We march to a different beat, the heartbeat of Jesus. What stirs our hearts will likely look different from what excites the person next to you. Do not be surprised or ashamed that your unbelieving friends don’t seem to know you; this is an opportunity to tell them about the Savior.

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