by Jarrid Wilson | God has called us to be different. To stand against the grain (image: Shutterstock).
We all want to be liked, cherished, and appreciated by our peers. But what if I told you that God could care less about these things? What if I told you that God didn’t care how many Facebook friends you have, or how many people follow you on Twitter?
And what if I told you that God isn’t worried about how popular you are? In fact, what if i told you that the purpose of the Gospel isn’t to fit in at all, but to in fact stand out…
Romans 12:2 – Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
In today’s worth-seeking world, being “liked,” and “wanted” is something we all yearn for. And whether we want to admit it or not, It’s how our culture forces us to feel, and not to mention it’s how our culture advertises us to feel.
The World Says:
- Failure is not an option.”
- “If you are not first, you are last.”
- “If you’re not somebody, you’re nobody.”
But when we begin to look into the depth of Scripture, none of those things are actually true.
God has called us to be different. To stand against the grain. To be a city on a hilltop (Matthew 5:14). And to be the change for a world that lacks hope.
Realizing you don’t fit in is a good thing. You weren’t made to fit in. You were made to fulfill your calling in Christ. You were made to fit out.
Stand tall. Press on.
Jarrid Wilson is a pastor, blogger, and aspiring world-changer. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.