Monday, April 8, 2013

Normal...or not???

Are you "normal"? Do you fit in? Do you follow the norm? What is normal anyway? "Normal" is something I have been thinking about the last couple of days.

According to Merriam-Webster, normal is defined as "according with, constituting, or not deviating from a norm, rule, or principle" and "conforming to a type, standard, or regular pattern". 

I, personally, do not fit into the "norm". I do not conform to the culture. And as a Christian, I do not believe we are called to be like everyone else. Instead we are called to be like Christ and follow His example. Living your life in such a way, does make you different...but in a good way.

So while some people would rather be "normal," I would rather not! :)  I may not always fit in, I may not always be comfortable, but that is okay!

A little humor!
I have had many opportunities while living a crazy life! In the just couple of decades that I have been on this earth, I have had many experiences.  Since I was very young, my parents taught me about God and gave me a foundation for the faith I have. I was also homeschooled, which may be different to some, but I really enjoyed it. Besides academics, I had many life experiences. As a family, we traveled and learned about different places. I was able to volunteer and work with people of all different ages. I was able to graduate from high school and with my A.A. degree at age 17 and graduated with my B.A. degree at 19. I was able to be an intern at the State Senate. And have had multiple other experiences along the way.

God doesn't call us to just be normal. We don't have to to "fit in". We are called to live by Faith and to live by Christ's example. We may not be considered normal by the rest of the world, but if we are doing what God has called us to do, that is all that matters.

Are you living for Christ? Are you living a "normal" life or one that goes above and beyond the norm? How are you going to rock your world for Christ?

1 comment:

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

What a wonderful upbringing you had! I admire your parents. And who cares about being normal? Not me. :) Great to meet you.