It's OK To Be Different
But the natural (instinctual) man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.1 Corinthians 2:14
It's a sad fact, that when you experience the true presence of God, in absolute, supernatural power and glory, it sets you apart from others and it's not because it makes you any more special or important, but because it changes the way you see things, the way you think and the way you live. He transforms your life and your point of view.
He takes you through experiences, to cleanse (debrainwash) you of your instinctual ways and character, that is formed and led by the instinctual nature's characteristic pride, vanity, selfish ambition, desire for creature comforts and fear for survival. For you need to be cleansed of your sinful, instinctual nature, before you can be full of His divine nature of absolute, true love, and live for love with all your heart, mind, body and soul (absolutely).
This naturally makes you "different" from those around you and the more they'll set you apart, even in "the church". This is because "the church" is really just a halfway house and the furthest you can go in a halfway house, is halfway, and when you go beyond the halfway house and give your life to God, absolutely, you truly begin to walk the narrow path and grow further away from those who are on the other side of the fence, as you step up to higher ground.
It's a lonely path, because everyone around you is ruled by their instinctual nature, though they don't have a clue or understand it, or you, because they're brainwashed by it and those who are brainwashed, have absolutely no idea they are or to what extent.
You grow more child-like in your faith and in your relationship with God, as He directs you in the ways of His absolute, true love and virtuousness, and the more the world and others in it, will grow apart from you.
People won't understand you and people avoid what they don't understand, because they are ruled by the pride, vanity, fears, insecurity and paranoia of their sinful, instinctual nature, which blinds them to and blocks the true, holy spirit of God, which is the supernatural presence of His divine nature, of absolute, virtuous, true love, and their pride, vanity, fear and paranoia, fills their minds with thoughts that have their Source In Negativity (SIN), and usually make out you're just a crazy person, with a wild imagination, because they can't handle the truth, for the sad truth is, that truth hurts, as it pricks and wounds (offends) their pride, vanity and selfish ambition (ego).
They don't know, that the true kingdom of God, the realm and reality of His absolute love and virtuousness, is literally and absolutely beyond everyone's wildest imagination, and to get there, you have to totally let go and let your imagination run free and wild. Like He said to me, many years ago, "My kingdom is beyond your wildest imagination, so you need to expect it to be a wild, roller coaster ride to get there."
I can testify, that it truly is and will set you apart from everyone around you and you'll increasingly feel like you don't fit in.
But don't be discouraged, for we weren't called to "fit in" with the instinctual (sinful) ways of this world, that's governed and ruled by the instinctual nature, or with those who are a part of it and so comfortable in it, and don't know any other way, because for all their fine words and good intentions, they are not led by the holy spirit of God's true love, but by the instinctual nature of their flesh and no matter how hard you try and want them to, they simply can't and won't understand you or where you're coming from, and it truly is, their loss.
So, don't be surprised when you are shunned by "the church", because most of them haven't the courage or faith to step beyond the halfway mark and forsake all, and are in truth, nothing more than fencesitters, who are sitting on the fence with one foot in the world and one in the kingdom, serving two masters, and avoiding the absolute, infallible truth of Jesus' words "unless you forsake all, you CANNOT BE My disciple", and they pull the wool over their ears and eyes (deceive themselves) to avoid it. It makes them uncomfortable, by disturbing and stirring up their instinctual desire for creature comforts and fear for survival, and how lukewarm "the church" is, because it avoids the uncomfortable truth.
Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith, from which some, having strayed, have turned aside to idle talk, desiring to be teachers of the law, understanding neither what they say nor the things which they affirm.1 Timothy 1:5-7
May the absolute holiness, peacefulness, gracefulness and graciousness of God's absolute, true love, be with you.
Virtue of the Week
Confidence is having faith and trusting that you have what it takes to handle whatever happens. You are sure of yourself and enjoy trying new things, without letting doubts or fears hold you back. When you have confidence in others, you put your trust in them and know you can rely on them.
Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.Hebrews 10:35