There is an old saying…Just because everyone else is doing it doesn’t make it right. We live in a world where everyone seems to do what is right in his or her own eyes. Far too many people are doing what the world or popular culture calls “normal.” However, Jesus said, the way that appears to be normal isn’t necessarily the right way to live. In fact, Jesus calls believers to live differently from the norm. Living differently than everyone else might cost us popularity, friendships or advancement in certain areas of life. No one ever said swimming up stream against the cultural current would be easy. However, it’s the way Jesus said would bring true life, fulfillment and the hope of eternal life. What path are you on? What crowd are you associating with? More importantly, who is following you and where are you leading them?
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for providing a better way and a different road for us to follow. Thank you for showing us how to have a life that is worth living for. Help me today to choose the right path in everything I do and to influence others to do the same. In Jesus’ name, Amen.