This week we start a new series called ‘No Logo’. It’s only a 2 part series and the conclusion will be posted next week. Let me know what you think by dropping a comment afterwards.
Everybody has a Logo, whether it be good or bad, everyone has one. It can be a logo of knowledge, a logo of being vain, a logo of good humour, a logo of being late, the list goes on.
One way of seeing logos is that they’re stereotypes. Stereotypes are just limitations people have put on you consciously or subconsciously and these stereotypes will probably hold you back.
I say to you today, don’t let these Logos be Limitations. A lot of people see Christianity as a religion, but that’s not what it is. Christianity is a relationship between God and the Christian.
“These [regulations and the written code (in other words, religion)] are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ.” – Colossians 2:17. Religion is just a concept. Christianity has the stereotype of it being a religion but religion is just a shadow of what Christianity is. It’s just a dark outline of who Jesus really is, it has no features, no colour, it’s just a dark outline; a shadow.
Later on in Colossians it says this: “Since you died with Christ to the basic principles of the world, why, as though you still belonged to it, do you submit to its rules: ‘Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!’? These are all destined to perish with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings.” – Colossians 2:20-22. Here this scripture is basically saying that religion and rules and regulations will perish with time whereas Jesus won’t. So why would you follow something that will die with time than someone who beat death itself.
Don’t be limited by a stereotype that has been placed on you. You can break out of it and achieve something so awesome that no limitation could ever hold you back. Don’t feel limited by a logo, because that’s all it is – a logo. Nothing physical. You are not limited by anything because you are a follower of Jesus, and he wasn’t limited by anything; not stereotypes, not The Pharisees, not even death.
You can achieve anything you want. You are not limited.
Thanks for reading,