When I was wondering what to use for the title, I was about to write “Not Like Everybody Else”, but then I realized, duh! I could easily just say “Unique” and say the same thing (so, obviously, that’s what I did!).
Anyway, that’s what this post is about: being “not like everybody else” or “unique”, or even “different”. But in a different way than what we usually hear, “standing out from the crowd”–not that that’s a bad thing. But it’s not what I’m focusing on here. People often say another phrase: “going with the flow”. It’s a phrase that’s tossed around carelessly, but what is it’s true meaning?
What is the flow, exactly? It’s something we always need to find out, before we decide to just “go with it”. It’s easy to go with the flow, to follow the crowd–but it’s not always the right thing.
And you see, it’s our Christian duty to be unique. When everybody else is doing the wrong thing, we may think, “Well, it’s okay to do that, because everyone else is doing it. Besides, who will notice it?” First of all, it’s not okay. “Everybody else” isn’t a Christian. If you are, it’s your job not to do the wrong thing. Secondly, someone will notice; of course, it might be one of your friends, a buddy from church, your parents–but there is one person who will always know, and that’s God.
When people look at you, what do they think? Do they think, “Wow, they’re so different from everybody else–they seem like such a good person!” And then they begin to wonder why…it’s an opportunity to share. But maybe they look at you and don’t see anything different. Don’t let that happen.
And remember, if you’re having a tough time being unique, God’s always there. Whenever you need Him, you can pray, and He’ll be listening and ready to give you some Fatherly advice.