But when they did not find them, they dragged Jason and some brethren to the rulers of the city, crying out, “These who have turned the world upside down have come here too.” Acts 17:6 (NKJV)
As a believer, you’re not called to blend in. You’re not designed to fade into the fabric of society. You’re meant to stand out.
In Acts 17, Paul and some of the disciples were witnessing in city after city, and people were getting saved left, right and centre. But not everyone was happy about this disturbance of the status quo. A group of Jews got angry and raised a mob to drag the disciples out of Jason’s house where they were staying. What was the mob’s accusation? “These men have turned the world upside down, and now they’ve come here to our city!”
You and I are called to turn the world upside down. Yet much of the church has become defensive and often plays it safe. Many think it’s too late for anything to change for the better—we just have to wait for Jesus to come rescue us from this big, bad world. But look at the Bible. There were countries so far gone that there was nothing left, and God still redeemed them.
Now, turning the world upside down doesn’t mean being a jerk. It doesn’t mean being weird or religious. It simply means you bring the incredible goodness of God into people’s lives. Your presence in their life brings God’s transforming grace and miraculous power.
Get excited—there are more people looking for God than ever before! As you share the hope you’ve found, Holy Spirit will flow through you in a powerful way.