Thursday, February 24, 2011
The Coolness Factor
Have you ever done something because you thought it was cool? Or, have you ever refused something or hidden something because you feared it was not cool enough? Well, believe it or not we all have. If you have crazy dress days at school, but instead of dressing crazily, you wear a brand new outfit, or dress differently to match your friends and make everyone else feel uncool. What about coffee, do all of your friends drink coffee except you? Do you bring your wear or hot chocolate out paces in a coffee cup? Or another could be grades. Are you the braniac flunking to fit in? Or, do you struggle with grades and lie about having to go to tutoring or seek outside help? Most of us have either experienced theses situations or one of the many others that are possible. This is all because of what I call the coolness factor. Everyone wants to fit in and be liked, especially by those who the world claims as "popular" and "cool". No one enjoys feeling left out or looked down upon. But, there is away to feel good about who you are without having to feel "cool". If you are a follower of Christ, you should want to stand out. What the world says is in, God probably looks at with a disappointed face. He doesn't want us to conform to what the world wants. God wants us to be like Him, and He does not blend in. So stand out and be the beautifully talented person God designed you to be! And here is a tip; a loop hole to the coolness factor. This probably will go against everything those in the "in" crowd are all about. If you stand out for Christ, you won't have to worry about being liked because you will be outstanding. That's right. Do not look like everyone else, or blend in with the crowd. Stand out, to be outstanding!!!