Saturday, May 13, 2006

I just realized something

I just realized something today.

A few days ago, I got a myspace account because I have heard a lot about it and I have a handful of friends who put pictures on there or whatever.  Well, I finally bit the bullet and jumped in.  What I have begun to discover disappoints me.  So many of the profiles I see on there are so carnal; so worldly.  They put Christian as their religion, but then they proceed to put half-naked people, playboy bunnies, raunchy songs, profanity, and all sorts of other things on there as well.  “Where,” I asked myself, “are all of the normal people?”

Then it struck me.

The normal people are the ones whose profiles I am looking at.  The normal people are on there looking for dates.  Looking for friends.  The normal people are the ones who go to bars on Saturdays and church on Sundays.  The normal people are the ones who live to pursue pleasure.  The normal people are the ones who go through life without a vision for progress.

Then it struck me.

Where there is no vision, the people perish: be he that keepeth the law, happy is he(Proverbs 29:18).

Normal people don’t have a vision for life.  I have a vision for my life.  Therefore, I am not like normal people.  I am different.  I am called to be different.  I am saved to be different.

But being different makes it difficult to make a lot of friends.

This also is true, but that in no way justifies going back to doing normal people stuff.  But they might think I’m weird.  They might not be my friend.  They might shrug me off and never invite me to hang out with them.  Dave Ramsey says that when broke people are criticizing your financial planning, you are on the right track.  I say that when normal people are criticizing my lifestyle, I am on the right track.

Pursue Jesus at all costs

But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness” (Matthew 6:33).
Looking unto Jesus, the Author and finisher of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2).

No other pursuit in life is more prosperous or beneficial than an all-out abandoned pursuit of the Messiah.  The Redeemer of Israel is also the rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.  The righteousness of Christ is unbelievably pure and it makes me stand here in utter amazement.

So where are all of the normal people?  They are on myspace.  Where are all of the different people?  They are on their knees in prayer.  Lord, that I might be separated more from the patterns of the world!  Direct me, Heavenly Father.  Lead me in right paths.

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