“Since you died with Christ to the basic principles of this world, why, as though you still belonged to it, do you submit to its rules.” Colossians 2:20
Expectations to fit in.
Jesus asks me, “Why, Lynn, do you struggle as though you still belonged to this world?”
Do you struggle sometimes? Do you struggle with:
* Keeping a crazy schedule with kids; running here, doing that. Do you think: it’s good for them and makes me a good parent, right?
* Giving kids what others give their kids: iPhones, laptops, designer clothes. We wouldn’t want to deprive them, right?
* Allowing our kids to do this and go there, have freedoms that may seem to be a bit beyond their age and maturity, but other kids get to do this and go there. I wouldn’t want my kids to stand out…right?
Jesus says, “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9 NIV
It sounds to me, though, that weird is Jesus’ idea. Chosen, holy, a special possession.
But why would I want to be weird, stand out as different than those around me?
“That I may declare the praises of him who called me out of darkness into his wonderful light.” Awwww yes! To make know to the world around me that He is the way, the truth and the life; to shine His light wherever I am and go.
Friend, enjoy the freedom to be a weird and wise parent! Be confident if you or your kids or your husband is weird. Jesus says it’s a beautiful thing.