But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong. 1 Corinthians 1:27
I’ve never fit in. I guess you can call me a non-conformist according to the ways of this world. My heart and mind always beat in a different direction to my friends growing up. I was the quiet one. The thinking one. The last one to try drugs. The last one to use alcohol and the last one to have a girlfriend. Not that I didn’t want to have one, I was just too shy. Deep within me I always wanted to do what was right. Because of that I was labelled very early as being weird. I took it to heart and it bothered me quite a bit. So much so that in my late teens and early twenties I tried to prove them otherwise. But in doing so I felt like a fish out of water. No matter how I tried I didn’t fit in. Even some of the girls that I went out with remarked that they didn’t know what I was looking for, but it was something that they couldn’t fill. Many relationships came crashing down because of this.
Before I formed you in the womb I knew [and] approved of you [as My chosen instrument], and before you were born I separated and set you apart. Jeremiah 1:5a (Amp) God was always there in my mind. I couldn’t shake thoughts of Him. Even when I was doing things that were out of my character, I knew I was loved by Him and because of Him I was different. I was called and I couldn’t escape it. It wasn’t until I was 25 that I finally embraced Christ. All my friends left me at this point as I was just too weird for them. Those words from Jeremiah were confirmed to me through the Prophet Eugene May years later.
The same goes for all that have come to Christ. You always knew you were different. That you didn’t fit in You knew from the beginning you were searching for something. When Christ found you, you knew you’d finally found what you were looking for. Don’t try and get the world to accept you. It never will.
"If the world hates you, you know that it has hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you, A slave is not greater than his master ‘ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also." John 15:18-20 (NAS)
Face it my brothers and sisters, you are fools in this world’s sight. Just plain weird! Rejoice in it. Dance and sing for the joy of it. Revel in your weirdness always giving glory to our God and Saviour who has chosen us and set us apart.
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