The days of ordinary, normal and doing business, as usual, died over 2000 years ago when Christ was born. His conception is unrivaled. His life and death are controversial. He’s the undisputed King of kings, and Lord of lords. Jesus Christ was and is the original, misfit, outcast, troublemaker, and the unassuming underdog: all others are wannabes. Taking up a towel instead of weapons of war, laying down His life for all mankind.
He’s gentle and meek, unpredictable and unapologetic; passionately detest sin, the ultimate Rule Breaker, and the one and only Revolutionary. All other kingdoms before Him are non-existent: His Kingdom is forever! He healed on the Sabbath, forgave a woman caught in adultery, loved the little children and called out hypocrites!
The Lord is King forever. Your God, O Zion, will reign for all time. Praise the Lord! Psalm 146:10
How then can we be normal, ordinary and trying to fit in? We shouldn’t, and we’ll never fit in. Christians are not normal! Christ was not normal and neither are we. Are we supposed to be a peculiar people, a holy nation?
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light. 1 Peter 2:9, KJV
It takes courage to have faith in a God you cannot see, living in a world that thinks you are crazy. Normal people play it safe and are too sane to walk with Jesus because they walk by sight and not faith.
You are unique and different. You are a masterpiece, one of a kind. God created you in His image. You are the child of the Most High God. You are an Ambassador Plenipotentiary of God’s Kingdom. You are not normal, You are special. Be You!
If you belonged to the world, its people would love you. But you don’t belong to the world.
I have chosen you to leave the world behind, and that is why its people hate you.
John 15:19, CEV.
Here’s to anyone who has ever been called: Bible-thumper, Misfit, Eccentric, Jesus Freak, Outcast, Troublemaker, Black sheep, Different, Rebel, Crazy, Rule-breaker, Controversial, Underdog, and Nerd. Embrace your uniqueness. Our world needs you now than ever. Resist the urge to conform to normal and ordinary. Stay true to yourself; An original, never a carbon copy!
A few names here and there never hurt anyone. Wear your peculiarity as a badge of honor. The world is waiting for you.
I’m an outcast, I don’t’ fit in. I’m alright with that! Are you?