Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Don't be a loser; be a weirdo

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Ya from the title of this post your probably thinking, "what on earth is this girl talking about?"

well when I first heard this I thought the same thing. What does it mean? 
I want to base this post off an amazing message I heard while I was at camp that was preached by Al Stone. I will never forget his message or the title- Don't be a loser, be a weirdo.
His message really spoke to me & I just wanted to share some of the things he taught me and share some of my own thoughts.

So many Christians now a'days sound, look, and act just like the rest of the world. This shouldn't be. We need to be DIFFERENT. We can't ever influence the world by trying to be like it.

People should know you are DIFFERENT! We need to stand out and stand up for the cause of Christ.
Don't be a loser, be a weirdo.
People say different is wrong. The world says come be like us. Christians keep on moving more and more towards the world that you can barely even tell Christians and the world apart. I've heard of some people who have said that they are Christians but you wouldn't even know it by the way they live! Christians should talk, look, act, and live different from the world. "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. "- Rom.12:2 

Christians have been persecuted all through history. The world doesn't like true Christians. They will say that we are "losers" for not being like them, and they will call us "weird" or "usual". But true Christians are not losers, but we should want to be different. The world should see a difference in us. The world shouldn't feel like we are the same, we need to stick out. We need to be "weirdos". Who cares what the world cares about us? You shouldn't want the world to think your normal! 
Some of us Christians are losers. We aren't striving to serve God in all aspects of our life, we are just blending in with the world. Not taking a stand; just blending in.
Don't blend in! Stand out! 
People will think your weird, people will mock you, and hurt you. But we shouldn't be looking at that. We should be looking to Jesus.

Don't be a loser, don't be one of those Christians who take Christ so lightly and just blend in with the world. People say that when Christians act like the world we will be able to reach it for Christ. Well uh that's totally wrong. We start acting like the world and it will change us, not the other way around.

Don't be the one who gives into peer pressure, don't be the one who claims that they are a Christian but your life and actions suggest otherwise. Don't be a loser. Be the one who stands up against the world, the one who is courageous enough to continue to serve God no matter what others think of them. The one who is not ashamed to be different; the one who wants to be different!

Go show the world that you serve a might God! Yes; troubles will arise. Yes; people will mock you. Yes; you will be tempted to give up. Yes; you will be an outlaw to the world. but it will be worth it. The greatest joy is to serve God with all you've got. We can't do that while still living for the world.

Be different. People will call you weird. But just smile and be glad. 
Be what the world thinks is a weirdo. God knows your heart. Just don't be a loser.
Don't strive for the world to like you; you don't want that kind of attention. You want the world to look at you and say "that girl/boy is different. She's not like us. She's a weirdo." because if the world thinks your weird it most likely means your doing right. If the world praises your actions it most likely means your doing wrong in God's eyes.

stand apart


Brittney Johnson is just your average (and crazy) teenage girl serving an extraordinary God. She loves reading amazing books, writing stories, and dreaming about someday publishing a book. She loves to blog and would be so glad if you read her posts, comment, and maybe even follow

7 comments:

  1. Though we shouldn't be trying to act "weird", but more like Christ. So while everyone else is making fun of someone, we should be standing up for them. We should be being kind to everyone, caring for them, and loving them, helping them out when they need help and being a friend for them. We should be different not because we're strange but because we're being like Christ. :)

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    1. Oh yes I wasn't meaning that we should act "weird" I was meaning that if we are different from the world they will say that we are "different", "weird", and "unusual" my point was that we need to be different from the world even if they say we are weird or different. My point was that we shouldn't care what the world thinks but what God thinks. If the world says what we are doing is "stupid" and "unusual" it most likely means we are doing right. When we do things of the world they will praise us but it is still wrong. So I hope you didn't misunderstand me there =)

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  2. This is something that all Christians need to hear! I know a few Christians who dress in ways I wouldn't even think about dressing like! This is so true! I could go on and on, but...yeah. So true, so true...
    -Christy

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  3. Hahahaha!! I love it! "be a weirdo"! Well, that's certainly not hard for me...:P
    All silliness besides...great post! That is wonderfully true, thank you!

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    1. I don't think it is a "silly' weird. More like the world thinks you are unusual. Try looking up the word "weird". It might help. (Except for the "ghostly" part).

      We are in this world but not of this world.

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    2. So true the word "weird" means "unearthly" we should not be "of this world" per say. We are in this world but not of this world. =)

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  4. Hey!

    I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Sunshine Award on my blog: http://steppingtowardtheson.blogspot.com/

    May His blessings be upon you this day and always!

    Love, your friend,
    Michaela :)

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