Welcome to the new millennium! If you have not noticed it, we are no longer in the 90’s and much less in the 80’s. Every show you watch there seems to be no moral line. Now it is legal for a man to marry another man in all 50 states. Tattoos are no longer considered to be bad, where only gangsters would have ink on their bodies. Children are having children and they get to go to schools where they have nurseries for their babies. This has become normal. You see it every day and is no longer a shocker or new news. It is no longer something you would only watch on TV. Now, you don’t have to go too far to see it. What was considered abnormal before has now become normal to everyone, including Christians. Those who are not in the same boat are called Abnormal.
About three years ago, my uncle’s wife was trying to bring some senses into her younger daughter’s mind, who at the age of seventeen was dating a non-Christian young man.
She was in the church choir. The moment her pastor found out about her relationship, he made her step down. She was smart enough to understand that he was right. The Bible does say, “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers”(2 Corinthians 2:14 NIV). She was not furious about the pastor’s decision, to be removed from the choir, but that did not stop her from continuing that relationship.
When her mom tried to stop her from continuing that relationship, my aunt said to her, “Look at your cousins, you should see their example and learn from them”. This did not sit right with her, and her comments brought an outburst out of her, screaming at my aunt, “well that is because they are abnormal!”
When my mom told me the story about my cousin, to be honest I laughed for calling us abnormal. It didn’t upset me. Although it was the first time I have been called that (I think I might have gotten thick skin over the years).
I am in my late 20’s and I have been called many names and have been ridiculed for not going along with the waves of this world.
Having my cousin called me abnormal was not hurtful; like they say “if life hands you lemons, make a lemonade”, and that’s exactly what I did, well not exactly, instead I have decided to make a blog post about it.
Abnormal to her, and to many, is to see girls our age, with our mistakes, because we are not perfect, trying to live our lives dedicated to our Lord and Savior. Which means that our hearts long to do God’s will, which is instructed in the Bible, and not follow this culture.
I want to invite you to join me on this journey. Abnormal is a place where I will share personal stories as well as those stories of friends that have been tagged with the word Abnormal.
Feel free to share your stories with us or any comments.
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