Typically, inquiring about someone’s zodiac sign is an instant conversation starter. In the 70s, “What’s your sign, baby?” was a common pickup line. Astrology aside, we must realize that we are all messengers. Our worldview is evident in our words, actions, body language, and interactions. The question is, what are we saying? If you held up a sign that was your persistent message to the world, what would your sign say?
Some of us bear STOP signs because we are so deeply preoccupied with hurt, pain, shame, or regret that we’ve emotionally closed ourselves off. Others of us wear PROCEED WITH CAUTION signs because of friendships that only last as long as you’re in 100% agreement. Still, others are so fixated on money that our sign is the dollar symbol. There is a myriad of signs that people display daily for reasons that are completely legitimate to them, including UNAVAILABLE, OUT OF ORDER, BEWARE, and DEAD END.
Thanks be to God, when we YIELD and give our hearts to Him, He offers signs of:
WELCOME – “Therefore, my brothers and sisters, make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” – 2 Peter 1:10-11
SAFETY ZONE – “Those who go to God Most High for safety will be protected by the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “You are my place of safety and protection. You are my God and I trust you.” – Psalm 91:1-2
LODGING – “Come to me, all of you who are tired and have heavy loads, and I will give you rest.” -Matthew 11:28
VICTORY – “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” – 1 Corinthians 15:57
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
– Romans 8:35-38
The Bible is full of declarations about God’s signs which are gifts that only He can provide. James 1:17 tells us that “Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.” God generously gives us those gifts, allowing us to extend love, grace, and mercy to all of the negative sign people, including ourselves. We are all UNDER CONSTRUCTION. Romans 3:10 reminds us “as it is written: “None is righteous, no, not one;“. Yet, those positive signs transform us into Light-bearers bringing messages of joy, hope, peace, and love to those who feel weary, rejected, anxious, or defeated. If you feel that you’re carrying a negative sign, I encourage you to invite God to minister to you so that you can swap it out for a positive one. If you’re already carrying a positive one, I encourage you to praise God as you lift that sign high in your heart. Let it manifest in all that you do so that everyone you encounter will see The Maker of your sign.