How many times have you ever felt pressure to do something that you didn’t really want to do? Or, felt uncomfortable because you were different from those around you?
I know all of us can relate to this in one way or another.
The world tries to get us to conform, but we have been told to transform ourselves by the renewing of our mind. People want us to be like them, and often without ill intent. There is this common deception that says:
If you don’t do it like me, you’re doing it wrong.
Don’t believe it.
I’m a firm believer in staying focused on yourself, your life, your business. I try to keep my mind and mouth off of how others live their lives. Now, there will always be things that are wrong- lying, cheating, deceiving, stealing. But there are also so many things that are preferential.
What works for you may not work for me, but that’s okay. How you raise your kids is different from how I raise mine, but that’s okay. How I handle myself as a wife may be different from your conduct, but guess what? We should all just do us.
We all have different lives to live.
Even as Christians, God has called us to live different lives. We just have to remember to keep our eyes on Him and our business, without comparing, so we are able to do what He has called us to do.
“…walk worthy of the vocation where with ye are called,” – Ephesians 4:1
One of the worst things we can do is compare ourselves to others. God has called us to love others, not compete or compare ourselves to others. Doing things different is actually so beautiful in a world full of people doing what “he says” or “she says”. Instead of doing what “they say” try keeping your eyes on God and do what He says.
You may not be the most popular, but you will have peace that no one can disrupt.
There is a special happiness in just doing you.