I’m excited to share with you some new adventures for our family. I’ll try and find a way to unload it all to you in the weeks to come so that you can be excited with us. .
But this one thing is on my mind this morning. ➡️ Being different ⬅️. Did you know that it’s okay to be different?!? .
Years and years I tell you... that I have tried to put a normal stamp on our family. For all the ‘if we just’s’ ...If we were just normal 🤣 we’d be successful. If we just swam the same way as everyone else, we’d be accepted. If we just toned down our crazy, we’d find our place in the world. And if we could just have more and be more - then maybe we would be loved more. More more more... more what?! .
I’ll tell you what... every single time I break out that normal stamp, It. Just. Keeps. Washing. Right. Off. And we end up with less in our heart.
And it’s finally sinking in, because as faithful as ever, God speaks through his Word - and this time - as I number the years that we’ve failed at being normal... He takes me to His book of Numbers (chapter 14 to be exact) and says Ill show you some guys who couldn’t help but be different. Twelve went out, and the majority report was “it’s too big, too much, too scary and for that reason ✌🏼I’m out.
But 2. They were different, they said: “it’s exceedingly good, it’s milk & honey, it’s the promise, and besides, the Lord is with us! Sure there are giants, but the Lord has made them to be bread for us”.
So a little dare to be different turns our fears into our provision?!? .
I’m learning. It’s not that we can’t be normal, it’s that - we’re CALLED to be different. And that call is obedience for US!! And we committed 13 years ago together, that when God called, our answer would always be ‘YES’. .
So, you - the one who maybe also wonders why normal is not your name... stop and ask yourself this... is it because He made you to be ‘different’ for His work and His glory? Perhaps... So if it feels a little lonely riding the ‘too much’ train, come on back a couple cars and sit with us, we crazy🤪... but the coffee is good, and so is our Provider. ❤️❤️❤️