“……they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God in the day of visitation.” I Peter 2:12
Many times we think we are living for Jesus, but all we are doing is carrying around the same things in this life that everyone else is carrying. So even though we love Jesus, we may not be that different, much less a person who is living the gospel or doing things that matter. Too many people who claim to love Jesus are just dipping their toe into the pool and claiming that they are swimming. Living differently is a cannonball into a pool of endless possibilities that a life with Christ has to offer.
The goal isn’t to be different, however following Jesus results in a life that is different. Maybe that’s why Peter said we would be like strangers in this world or why Paul said we should shine like the stars. People may not always understand some of the things faithful followers do or believe, but the hope is that the ways we are different will make a huge difference in this world.