Most of time weird is thought of as “outrageous or whimsically strange.” Not NORMAL.
But, it also means “fantastic,” “unearthly,” “supernatural.”
But really, who determines normal? Everybody’s definition of normal is subjective to their own interpretation and background. The only perfect person that ever lived was Jesus and by today’s standards, some would have definitely said he was “weird.”
He sure believed differently than everyone else. He didn’t have his own house. He talked about His father like he lived in space or something. He took a whip and created a mess in the temple – not once but twice. He had sympathy for the rejects of society.
Yep, he was kinda of outrageous. He was kinda unearthly. He was kina supernatural. He was definitely FANTASTIC.
I will never forget the day a prophet asked me,
“Why are you trying so hard to fit in when you were BORN TO STAND OUT?”
I thought she was giving me a fresh word from heaven. Come to find out, she was quoting Dr. Seuss.
It is human to want to belong – to fit in. But some of us, “weird” ones, just have to deal with a limited assimilation.
Or better yet, understand that every one of us is made to be unique and different a little weird with our unique “quirks.” The Creator made us that way so that the world would be filled with flavor. No two leaves on a tree are exactly the same. No two flowers in the field are identical. What makes you think that any two humans would be the same?
Cultures and societies provide a broad definition of what “normal” is for that group. But if you search a little deeper beneath the label on the drawer you will find a lot of unique people that have chosen to accept each other’s distinctive characteristics while they share a few common themes or values.
So, today, I have decided to be okay with my “weirdness” because
“I am ACCEPTED IN MY BELOVED” and that makes me NON-REJECTABLE.”
I am not outrageous or strange. I may be being a little unearthly since waltzing in the supernatural hallways with God is my normal. But …. I am delighted to discover that there are other “weird” ones like me who just want to love Jesus with all their heart, mind, soul and strength and in today’s culture that is a bit “weird.”
How about you, are you one of the “weird” ones?