Tuesday, April 24, 2012

A to Z Challenge: Unique

As I mentioned earlier in the challenge, people stuck in the status quo try almost anything to keep you from changing the way you live.


After all, things are comfortable when everyone around you is moving in the same direction as you. But if someone changes their direction... now that's discomfiting. So the general reaction from everyone staying in the stream would be to change you around. Push you into their mold.

Standardize you. Like a lot of them have been standardized.

But the comfort that comes from just settling in the mold of other people's creation comes at a price. Your true happiness. The joy of knowing that you're following God's will. Pretty much any zest that your life might have had. Is it really worth it?

So when people force you into a mold that you have to stay in for a while, just remember that you're unique and made for more than what people around you want to be.

Not because they do it on purpose, but because God thinks so much bigger than any of us do...

Do you also feel frustrated when people push you into a mold you don't like? Which molds do you like?


welcome to my world of poetry said...

As the words of the song say "I am what I am"
Everyone of us are unique how boring it would be if we all were alike and liked the same things.

Wonderful post.

Joanne said...

Very well said and I love the picture you chose!
Blessings, Joanne

Amanda Trought said...

Misha, its also interesting to see when you decide to make changes how many people want you to stay exactly as you were and not grow. Its important to remember what God says about us..blessings, Amanda

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Linda Fischer said...

Great post! I love how God pushes us out of the stream sometimes (Actually, I don't love it at the time it's happening, but later, it's great!)


Susan Kane said...

People are always putting each other into a mold that fits their perceptions. I hate it, fight against it. But, I guess I do it too.

The mold I like: God's mold for me.