Let’s take a poll! If you’ve ever felt like the odd one, the weird one, or the strange one, let me see your hand up! Okay, okay! I can see a couple of hands up! That’s good!
A number of times, I have been called weird and strange and odd by friends, some relatives and by some strangers (awkward). I’d feel bad and ask myself what was wrong with me. Not until I really met Christ, learnt about my identity, and finally accepted that I can’t be like everyone else, and that’s fine. Oh yeah, I have this weird friend, Vittore, he made me realise being weird is actually cool. Bring on the weirdness baby. So, I started accepting being called weird as a compliment.
To today’s blog NOT ALONE, I was reading through the book of Romans chapter 11, when I saw verses 3 and 4. The full gist can be found in First Kings 19. Lady Jezebel sought to kill Prophet Elijah because God through him killed all the prophets of Baal. She was mad! Prophet Elijah thought he was the only one who really honoured God. He told God in First Kings 19 verse 10 that he’s the only one left and still they want to kill him. God answered him in verse 18 “No man, I still have 7000 men who have not bowed to Baal, they are still loyal to Me. So, you’re not alone” Those aren’t the exact words though. But you get the drift, yeah?
You might be thinking you’re the only one left living by Godly standard, taking a stand for something right, doing what pleases God, not doing the norm because it’s against God’s standard of living, though the world seem cool about it.
You might be thinking you’re the only one who still believes in waiting until marriage before having sex, or you’re the only one who choose not to lie in the company’s accounts book, or embezzle the company’s money, or who won’t cheat on that examination, who chooses not to lie, who won’t abort that baby, and the list goes on!
Thing is you’re never alone. There are thousands of people who are in the same boat as you, who loves God and choose to do right. There is absolutely nothing wrong with you!
Pray to God to direct you to people who share the same beliefs as you and to open your eyes to identify them when they come your way.
We all need a good support system.
It’s strengthening, motivating, uplifting, encouraging knowing you’re not the only one going through a particular thing.
I think the world would be more healthy and peaceful if we had good support systems.
I’d like you to go about today, knowing you’re not alone! You have the ever present company of the Trinity! Join a small group at church or on campus! You’d definitely feel more alive if you have people you can draw strength from!
Together in Christ,
PS: Since last November, it has been pressing on my heart to share on how going through a particular struggle and overcoming it can be a blessing to others. The main topic is kinda sensitive that’s why I’ve been holding back on writing about it: Pornography. God helping me, it should be the next blog post!
Do have a lovely weekend!