What? Be Weird? But I don’t want to be weird! I don’t want people looking at me funny, thinking I’m odd, or talking about me behind my back! I want to fit in, I want to be normal!!
That’s probably what you’re thinking – its what I used to think too! Then I realized something – normal isn’t working! Students who are normal are students who are overwhelmed with schoolwork and activities, emotional wrecks because of relationships, fighting with their parents, always striving for more stuff, recognition, and acclaim, and are quietly leading themselves down a path of destruction.
A path of destruction? That’s kinda harsh right? Well, its what Jesus said! Check out Matthew 7:13:14:
13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”
Jesus said that the path everyone else is following, the normal path, is actually the wrong way! The truth is, the path that God wants you to take is the weird path. Its the path that most people aren’t going down. It’s a tough path, a hard road, but its one that leads to life instead of destruction.
This year choose to be weird! Choose to follow God’s Word instead of the crowd. When two choices are in front of you, and one is hard because no one else is doing it even though its the right thing to do, go that way, and God will reward you!