Thursday, October 8, 2009

Different, in almost every way.

Different, what does it mean to you? Werid, crazy abnormal? God put this on my mind recently and I have been thinking alot about it. o stand and fight


So I was reading an article in readers digest. It was about names, and naming your children, so naturally I was drawn to it. I actually found it extremely interesting. It was mainly talking about different names, why parents name their children those names, and what it says about those children to the world. One of the mom said something along these lines "I wanted to name my child ____ because I wanted his name to say to the world, "yes I am different, but I am not ashamed." I really got thinking about this. Isn't this what us christians are supposed to be doing? We are not sopossed to be blending in and going along with this world, we are supposed to stand out, and say, "I am a Christan, a son of the Lord Almighty and I AM NOT ASHAMED." Now I am not saying that I am going to name my child some wired different name to get him/her to stand out. And I am also not saying that I stand and say that all the time, because, well, I don't. But, is this what I am supossed to be striving for? God put me on this world, in this life for a reason. I have no idea what the reason is other then to serve Him. But when am I going to start serving Him? When I "grow up"? When I am "fully mature"? After contemplating this question for quite a while, my answer is..no. I am not going to wait. When God presents me with the chance, I am going to say "I am different, I am not like most of this world, I am a daughter of God." Now, I will fail, I will fail miserably, I know I am not perfect, and I will not do this every time God presents me with the chance, but at least I am striving towards it now, I am striving towards be different, but different in a good way, different for God.
On this same note my favorite song, that I can listen to over and over, here are the lyrics:
I have had the right
To stand and fight
But it would have still been wrong
I've had the chance to prove
A hurtful truth
I had to let it go and just move on

'Cause there's a gift called grace
That's captured my life
Though the way of the world is power and pride

I want to be different, Jesus
Just like You
I want to be tender with mercy
Guiding all I do
So when others talk about me
Let it be because
I am different
Let the difference be love

Let me have the kind
Of heart that shines
The light and shows you're real
And where hope is dim
And fear sets in
Will you use me Lord to help and heal

I don't want wealth or fame
To define the life I live
Oh let me be known
For what I give

I want to be different, Jesus
Just like You
I want to be tender with mercy
Guiding all I do
So when others talk about me
Let it be because
I am different
Let the difference be love

Every day is a chance to serve You
By caring for someone else
I will make the choice to surrender
And not live for myself

I want to be different, Jesus
Just like You
I want to be tender with mercy
Guiding all I do
So when others talk about me
Let it be because
I am different
Let the difference be love

"I want to be differnt Jesus, just like you." I truly do, I want to do everything it says in that song and more. I know I can not even breath without God, let along do all of that. But if God wills it I will strive towards that, what ever He calls me to do. "So when other's talk about me let it be, because I am different, just like You."

here is the link to the youtube video so you can hear the amazing lyrics, and yes the song is available on itunes. ;)
Good night!!

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