Be Different

If you desire to MAKE A DIFFERENCE in the world, you must BE DIFFERENT from the world.

It’s hard to be different, but it’s great to be different!

I was so grateful to hear about two Christian Artists that chose the hard, but great road. What great role models!

After watching part of the distasteful Grammy Awards, Christian singer and nominee, Natalie Grant, got up and left early. She tweeted this that night,

“We left the Grammy’s early. I’ve many thoughts about the show tonight, most of which are probably better left inside my head. But I’ll say this: I’ve never been more honored to sing about Jesus and for Jesus. And I’ve never been more sure of the path I’ve chosen.”

I love the comparison of paths, and I love that she was strong enough to get up and walk out, even with millions of eyeballs looking at her, and possible comments and ridicule to follow. Sometimes it’s just that obvious and we can see the sadness that the other path brings, but sometimes it’s not that obvious.

Christian singer, Mandisa, chose to completely skip the Grammy’s all together, and she won 2 awards! On her Facebook page she says, “I had been struggling with being in the world, not of it lately. I have fallen prey to the alluring pull of flesh, pride, and selfish desires quite a bit recently,” She was in the process of trying to strengthen her relationship with Christ and felt like the Grammy’s was going to put herself in a difficult position to do that. She said, “I knew that submerging myself into an environment that celebrates those things was risky for me at this time. I am taking steps to renew my mind to become the Heavenly Father-centered, completely satisfied with Jesus, and Holy Spirit-led woman I felt I was a few months ago, but I’m feeling a bit like an infant learning to walk again on shaky legs.”

She goes on to mention that it’s been good for her to be out in the world and be able to bless people, and says that we shouldn’t just stay in our “Christian bubbles.” We do need to reach out and bless others, but we also need to realize when our knees are shaky and do what it takes to stand strong again.

Are our legs strong enough that if millions of eyes were watching us, we’d choose to be different? Or are they shaky? It’s a hard road, but it’s a great road! Let’s choose to be different, so we can make a difference! It’s worth it!

-Lindsey

This article appeared first on Real Imprints.