In our society we often look at people, things, or events and say “That’s not normal” or “That’s weird,” but when you really think about it, who decides what is considered “normal?” People often consider things weird when they don’t align with who they are or what they do. They are convinced that THEIR definition of normal is right. In other words, they believe that THEY define what is normal or abnormal…but they’re wrong. They don’t realize where their definition of normal and abnormal (or weird) really comes from.
Normality and abnormality are defined by culture. Too many people fall into the trap, blindly following what is considered normal by our culture without even realizing it. We work hard to “fit in,” to look cool, or to gain popularity so that we won’t be looked upon as abnormal or weird. But what if the the normality we pursue, which is defined by our culture whether we like or or not, is skewed? What if our culture’s portrayal of normality is wrong? We often conform to our culture’s expectations without a second thought and yet claim to be entirely committed to and living for God. Too many times we deceive ourselves.
It’s time to pause and think again: Are you living up to the world’s standard of normal, or God’s?
Let’s figure out what God’s definition of normal is. Check out “Act Normal” with Pastor Scott Wilson:
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