Someone once said, “Normal is just a setting on the dryer.” Come to my house, and that phrase is used a lot. I’ve found that to be true too. To be honest, there’s no real such thing as normal when it comes to people because we’re all different. Plus, as Christians, we’re not supposed to be normal. And…the Bible backs up this point to.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. -Romans 12:2King James Version
As Christians, we are not to be conformed to this world, or you could say it this way: we are to be seen as abnormal to the world.
“But,” you might add, “it’s easier to fit in with the world than it is to stick out.” Or, “I don’t like being abnormal!” Well, to be honest, I don’t like being abnormal either. In fact, a few month ago I was crying because people say I’m weird and not normal. (My sister adds that she doesn’t think I’m weird.) Let me explain a bit:
I don’t like TV. Now don’t get me wrong, I do like a good, clean TV show or movie every now and then, however, I find it a waste of time to be sitting in front of the TV every single day. (Just do the math…two hours of TV a week add up to over four days at the end of the year. And most people watch TV for more than two hours a week.) Anyway, we were at Bible Study one night talking about something that often appears on modern TVs shows and I said I honestly hadn’t see it, as I don’t typically watch TV. One girl told me I was weird because I didn’t like TV.
Well, I was crying to my mom that day, telling her how weird I was to my Bible study group. My mom told me it’s okay not to be normal, and the reason why most of them thought I was weird was because most of them have become “normal” in the world’s eyes. And…my mom reminded me that the things they’ve taught us (memorizing/reading God’s Word, reading good books, etc.) has many more benefits than watching the newest Disney movie. (What even is the newest Disney movie?)
Living a life 100% for Jesus will make you un-normal to the world. It’s the truth. There will be many times where people (Christian and not Christian) will think you’re weird (or Amish, as in my case). There will be times when you feel lonely and unaccepted (but remember no matter how lonely you are, God is always with you! Praise the Lord!). But it doesn’t matter what other people think. If you’re trying to live a life all for Jesus, that’s all the matters.
Next time someone says you’re un-normal, remember as Christians, we’re call to be in the world but not of it. And as people, there’s no such thing as normal. God created us to all be different, and glory be to Him for making us all different! Being un-normal is okay, as long as we’re obeying/following God and His Word.