I’m Weird (And So Are You!)

I admit it, I’m a little bit weird. Maybe more than a little bit. But that’s OK. God had a plan that was just perfect for my weirdness. I don’t have a normal job. Instead I get to travel all over the world doing magic and telling people about Jesus. Sometimes it’s hard, but I can’t think of anything I would rather do. You see, my weirdness is no accident. God created me like no one else, because he wanted me to fill a role that no one else could.

It has been my pleasure to meet numerous other weird people. They are doing  things no normal person would. I’ve seen them working among the poor in third world countries. I’ve seen them serving as missionaries in places normal people wouldn’t go. I’ve seen them reach out to individuals that normal people ignore or even fear. I’ve seen them start business and ministries that every normal person knows could never work. Weird people do the things that normal people would never even dream of.

I have news for you: you’re weird, too. (Or at least you’re supposed to be.) You are a unique creation of God, whom he dearly loves and he has a plan for your life. That plan represents the best life you could possibly have. I’m not saying it will easy. God never promised that, no matter what all those TV preachers say. In fact, Jesus clearly promised just the opposite. Following him isn’t easy. However, it is the best, most fulfilling life you can have, because it is what you were created for!

So, stop trying to be normal. “Normal” is just the world’s concept of what life should be, but it’s a hollow imitation of what life can be. You were made for more than that.  Embrace your weirdness! Dare to follow God on the adventure that he has prepared for you. Or just keep denying who you really are and live the safe, mediocre, normal life that the world expects you to.  The choice is up to you.

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