Baby Don’t Hurt Me!
Ever feel strange? Ever feel like you stand out like a soar thumb or a black eye?
I know that I do. There is nothing normal to what I do and how I live. We don’t have normal jobs or careers. We don’t have normal schedules. We don’t have normal hobbies. We don’t have normal connections to people.
Sometimes I desire life to have a normal ebb and flow. I want life to be normal. I want there to be regular ways of life for my family, for my kids. Life, however, is just going to be different for us. It always will be, especially for those that are loving God.
I think that for our life to really be abnormal, our love for others has to be otherworldly. Simply put, we have to love in a way that is out of this world! Certainly it is easy for us love those that will love us back, but what about those that will have no inclination to respond to your love in a positive way? What about those that may hurt you in return for your love of them?
It doesn’t feel good and we might be tempted to react back in a harsh manner. W have to remember the call to go deeper and to keep pressing in. We were purchased with a price… the price of one man’s death because of His extravagant love for us. He doesn’t like what we do always, but He continues to love on us in spite of our own decisions and choices. We have to choose life and choose love even when we aren’t always feeling it.
So go ahead, I dare you! I dare myself! Take this challenge, just like I am doing at this week’s camping conference that I am attending, to go love on those that might not love you back. Do it because He loved you first. Do it because you have an incredible calling on your life to change people’s realities and stick out like a soar thumb or eye.
Love you! Now, let’s go do it together!