Why Being Different is Good, Now


From the time I was little, I just wanted to be normal. I wanted to do whatever my peers were doing. By the time I was a teenager that want only intensified. However, it didn’t turn out that way. I was different and I was bullied badly because of it. Now years later, I know that my being different is good. I don’t want to be like everybody else. If I was like everybody else I wouldn’t have a life worth sharing with all of you. I want all of my scars, now, because they prove I was here and I thrived. I used to not want my scars, both physical and emotional, but now I know my scars and telling their stories can help others.

I want to live out my faith in an open and honest way. I refuse to use my faith as a weapon to hurt somebody else. I want everyone I come in contact with to feel seen, heard, valid and valued. There are two reasons for this: it’s what I want from everybody I come in contact with. Secondly, it’s what God wants from me. He loved the world enough to die. I can show everybody love because He loved me first. I’m his vessel and that’s my commission: love God and love everybody else. I want to show people who don’t believe what I do that nothing changes, with me, because we share different beliefs. I respect, love, and value them, period.

I want to be a light in this world. I am trying to be every day. It would be so easy to be angry at my Father for my condition and the state of the world. I don’t want to do that. I want to make the world better. I want to meet the needs of others that I can and pray for the ones that I can’t. Every time I post a new blog post my motive is to make the world better. I might not always reach my goal but I try. I’m still learning how to be the best blogger I can be. You guys are gracious enough to come along as I learn. I want to give hope, too. Thank you for letting me put everything I’ve said here into action. If you feel different than everybody else you know: know you’re not alone. I see you and I cherish your difference because the world needs you in it. I want you to know that I’m beside you cheering you on.

2 comments on “Why Being Different is Good, Now”

  1. Wow, that was an excellent read! It had also taken me a long time to realize that I didn’t want to be like everybody else. As a child I had always felt left out because I was the “different” one. I had felt bad about not being to hide it from people or myself. Now, I embrace my difference and do my best to work with it!

    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate your taking the time to read this blog post and give me feedback. I’m cheering you on. Keep your head up. All we can do is take it one day at a time.

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