All in All to WIN All

Day 299 –

Be ALL to ALL in able to win ALL to Christ.

1 Corinthians 9:19-23 “For though I am free from all, I have made myself a servant to all, that I might win more of them. To the Jews I became as a Jew, in order to win Jews. To those under the law I became as one under the law though not being myself under the law that I might win those under the law. To those outside the law I became as one outside the law not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ that I might win those outside the law. To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.”

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not and will never condone being fake.

Instead, in every circumstance, be the best version of yourself that you can be.

Have you ever sat down in the middle of your closet and just looked at the variety of shoes you have acquired? I’m neither a shopaholic or a shoe-aholic, but I’ve noticed recently that I have quite a few and quite a few different varieties at that.

Shoes are the last thing I do every morning because

  1. I find nothing harder to choose than a pair of shoes for the day.
  2. I’m really not a fan of wearing shoes at all. I’m a barefoot kind of girl (being brought up on a farm an all.)
  • However, I know I have to wear them out in this GREAT BIG WORLD. So looking at the positive of all the shoes I have in my closet, they all fit and I like each one for a different reason. There are running shoes, walking shoes, high heels and flats, slippers and sandals, boots and flip flops, and I can’t forget my mission shoes, Tom’s. Every situation deserves a different pair and each outfit has a best match.
  • Paul admonishes us to be just like our feet, comfortable in our own skin, but willing to put on a different version for the specific circumstance and people that we are with. You see, we are all created with specific personalities and communication styles for a reason, but each one of these different styles needs the other styles and we need to be willing to adapt our style to the fit the style of the people we are with.
  • Paul knew that it took a relationship with someone to win them to Christ, and you can’t have a relationship without being able to “relate”.
  • So the next time you have the urge to say, “I can’t be everyone to everybody,” remember you can be somebody to someone.
  • Go ahead, try it, what best fits the you for today?
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