Express Yourself!

Perhaps you recall the song “Express Yourself”[i] by Charles Wright. It was revitalized most recently in a Coffee-Mate commercial. I was reminded of this song when my husband, Mason shared a photograph he snapped.


Unicorn CarThe owner of this car felt the need to express herself by plastering unicorns all over her car. I’ll file this photo with the car covered with trolls. What a way to express yourself!


I believe the Apostle Paul urged his readers and us to be unique and different. In Romans 12:2 (NIV), Paul tells us “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”


Jesus said something similar in Matthew 5:12-16 (NIV). “You are the light of the world…in the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.”


We must be different. It may not be easy, but we are called to be set apart from the ways of this world. Other passages to consider would be John 17:14-15; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Galatians 2:20; Ephesians 2:10; Colossians 3:9-10; Colossians 4:5 and 1 Peter 2:9.


And the main difference here is that we are not to express ourselves, we are to express God. We must express God’s love, goodness, grace and the Gospel to those we encounter. “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” (Colossians 4:6 – NIV)


I love that there are people in this world who are willing to put themselves out there and share their uniqueness with the world. I pray the same for myself when it comes to sharing God’s message with others. I pray that I’m not ashamed (Romans 1:16). I pray that I allow God’s Spirit to work in me (Philippians 2:13). And I pray that my message would be God’s message (Colossians 4:3-4).


How will you express God today?


Grace and peace be yours in abundance,




[i] “Express Yourself”

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