I think it’s strange how you can be surrounded by people who are different from you for even as little as an hour and come out feeling affected, for the better or worse. Seeking others approval and acceptance is highly sought after because who wants to go at life alone and be looked down-on or made fun of? It’s so sad that is the way our world is.
I could give you some cheesy example of how in a bag full of skittles everyone wants the red ones, but even if there would only be one red skittle in the entire bag of colors, we would still choose to rather have that one red skittle instead of settling for ten brown ones. (Unless the brown ones were your favorite, but you understand my point). When you know something is good, you don’t take more of something you value less. More of a bad thing will never equal the only thing we were wanting to begin with. Anyways, if you lost me, what I’m trying to say is that no matter how many people look at you like you are weird for not following along with their poor choices or people say rude comments to you, always know in your heart that you are unique for a reason. YOU don’t settle for low standards. YOU hold your head up high, not above others but not below either. YOU respect yourself and people around you. YOU are loved, valued, and special. YOU are growing and maturing to be an extraordinary adult. Most importantly, YOU are a child of the one true King.
If someone does something ‘not cool’ sometimes you have to be that person and call them on it. Look out for one another, as brothers and sisters in Christ. I know it can be extremely difficult to speak up when the entire car is listening to crude music or making bad choices, but be the example and take initiative. They can be mad all they want. That’s only because they know deep down it’s not right and do not want to be called out on it. Conviction is a fear of many. As sinful humans we need it in our lives daily. We need reminders that are set in stone, not sand.
So my challenge for you today, this week, and moving forward is to speak up and do not settle for someone else’s lower standards.
I’d love for you to leave me a comment below of any thoughts you want to add or feedback. Thanks for reading my Finding You Series! You can find more posts on happiness, respecting yourself, & how to make the most out of every opportunity!
xoxo, Jasmine Grace