What’s a label?
A label is placed on someone or something in order to identify who or what it is. Labels are used to give a synopsis of what is inside of the product. Also, labels are used to alert consumers what to do or not to do with the product. Labels on things such as food, appliances, and other products can be beneficial to the consumer. When a consumer reads a label he/she realizes what to expect from the product. However, labels often do not give all the information a consumer needs to know if the product will benefit him/her.
Do I label?
Whether we admit it or we are similar when being labeled. We accept friend requests on Facebook based on an individuals profile picture and who are their mutual friends, without realizing that all these friendships are mostly superficial. What we display or give out depends on the label we will receive by others. For example, if we are always trying to be the “winner” when its not even a competition. Your friends/family may say, “He/she is a very competitive person.”
What am I labeled?
Being labeled is not wrong or degrading it just depends on, what you are being labeled for.
What kind of label do you want the world to identify you by? Are you an expert, lazy, energizing, discipline, unorganized, or ___________________(you fill in the blank)? How you identify and display yourself has mostly everything to do with how you will be labeled.
Taking on the label “rebel” can be rewarding, troubling, and exciting. It depends on what you are rebelling from. This entire month the focus has been to rebel against the belief system of society and make a stand for Christ’s kingdom. So accept the label and move forward!
Scripture of the week: “I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world” (John 17:14 NKJV)