Choose to be Different

romans 12_2Living the life of a disciple is not always the most coveted. You strive to do almost the exact opposite of what society tells you to do. You fight to shine brightly in the darkness yielding a sword of righteousness and the armor of God. As a disciple, you shouldn’t look like anyone else. The average person should look at you and think immediately, “There’s something different.”

My generation tells me that I must have many tattoos, extreme hairstyles, piercings and the finest clothing to be beautiful. My generation tells me that I have to fight for my identity while also conforming to the masses. But I don’t care what my generation tells me because the bible tells me beauty isn’t found in my pretty embellishments.

“Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes.” 1 Peter 3:3

As a disciple, I am taught that “unfading beauty” is identified as “a gentle and quiet spirit” not name brands or fads(1 Peter 3:4). The clothing and embellishments I should truly be driven to maintain can only come from God.

“Then adorn yourself with glory and splendor, and clothe yourself in honor and majesty,” – Job 40:10

I choose to live differently everyday and not meet the standards of my generation. I choose to walk differently; to do everything in my power to not fit in.

What are you choosing?

 

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