Sunday, July 4, 2010

Express Yourself

One thing I can’t stand is how people are so sucked in by anything the world has to offer. One of the most hideous things I have ever seen was a large group of people (mostly guys) all wearing V-neck shirts, Skinny jeans, and vans. That has to be one of the worst fashion statements I have ever seen. John 15:19 says “If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you”. I am a very strange person. I make my own statements by always being the different person in the crowd. Every time it rains I go out in it in my trench coat and newsboy hat. I get a lot of weird looks from people but I just smile and keep walking. I dare all of my followers to be different, to stand out from the crowd, to honor God with everything you do. It won’t be easy and you will be made fun of, but isn’t it worth it? Take some pain down here and get a big reward in heaven. It sounds good to me. There are some guys on my football team who have earrings and almost all of them have girlfriends. Keep in mind they are 14, 15, 16 and 17 years old. That is just wrong in my mind. And they don’t do it because they love the girl it’s just something to do. Then 3 months come and go and they have a new girlfriend. I am one of the oldest guys on the team and the only Junior/Senior That doesn’t have a girlfriend. I get made fun of a lot but I really don’t care what those guys think of me. I just do the best I can to set a good example for the younger guys and hope that they see how happy I am being different. Something most guys on the team try to do is to fit in, be one of the guys. If you looked at that team and said who doesn’t fit in, who doesn’t hang out together after practice? I hope you would say me. Don’t get the wrong idea here, not everyone on the team is bad. I have some friends there but not too many. I have tried many times to witness to some of them, and I hope to keep doing it but you can’t force it on them. Please pray for me as I continue to try and help some of these guys.
Josh Martin

1 comment:

Richard said...

My Favorite of the 7 posts by far. I'm all for being different and today's culture that means being a model child, submitting to your parents, avoiding idle pursuits, not yielding to peer pressure. However like Josh I too, have chosen my ways to be different, I've made it a habit to dress in my personal best every Sunday not to please or impress man, but to show God honor.(you wouldn't settle for anything less if you were going to meet with the leader of a country. This is the King of Kings)