Yep. Well I've been thinking has anyone noticed that we all are trying to be like somebody else? Well maybe not ''everyone'' but pretty close to everyone. I mean nobody has their own ideas anymore.. or so it seems. Nobody is an "original" i guess. I've pretty much always been the kind of person who doesn't really care what others think. If people don't like me.. well they don't like me. Anyways, but i was thinking last night about the pool of popularity and how most people want to be the life of the party. But why? Why do people want to be like everyone else? Trying to buy the love of people? I don't know really. But i was just thinking about the quote, "be a voice, not an echo." How about we take that to heart? Instead of trying to be like the person who sits next to you in class, why don't we be like Jesus? Jesus never cared what other people said about Him! That's because He was confident in the Father. He was the Truth. He knew who He was and didn't need to follow anyone except His loving Father. Jesus was also humble (one of the many things i love about Him). One of my favorite verses is 1 Peter 2:9 which says,
"But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God's very own special possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for He called you out of darkness into His wonderful light."
Okay if God calls you His special possession you better believe that that is what you are! 1 Peter 2:9 shows the passion God has for you! His incredible love for YOU!!! You can be a leader instead of following the crowd. Trust me, you will be rewarded for not drinking when everyone else is. I know how hard it can be to say no to sin. But when you do, you can look back and see all the amazing things God placed in life for you for just obeying Him. But if someone has taken a drink or drug or something else don't think you blew it. In God's eyes sin is sin. It doesn't matter if you told a "white- lie" or stole from someone, He sees it all the same. But He forgives anyone as long you are sincere about the sin you did. That's the amazing grace of God!!! Challenge to myself and to you is today instead of following people and trying to be like everyone else, BE THE PERSON GOD HAS CALLED YOU TO BE. And if people look at you wrong for that.. well too bad for them. God Bless you!