Read today's scripture here: John 15:18-27
I've found that I've grown a bit socially strange since I gave my life to Christ. Mostly because when I do the things I used to do, my whole being goes off like a red flag. I feel like I'm doing something wrong. If I don't feel like I'm pushing myself forward to better myself, I feel like I'm loosing ground.
I have changed a lot, something's for the better, and something's I've taken some steps back on. I think today, we are so stuck on "being someone" because of social media, we dream of making it big, of saving the world, of being the next "Elvis", the next "Neil Armstrong", the next "Ronald Reagan", the next "Marilyn Monroe."
What if I just wanted to be Angela Serocki?
What if that meant that perhaps no one but God knows my name?
Is that what the passage is trying to tell us, that we shouldn't put so much pressure on what the world thinks? That they are going to hate us if we choose to make Christ-like decisions, because the world isn't necessarily Christ-like. There are many things in the Bible that we should take a stand on, and because we don't want to give Christians a bad name, or we don't want to cause conflict, we allow the world around us to consume us.
What if we just wanted to be us, and no one but God was given credit, would things look different?