Don’t be afraid to be different Quote & Story ~ Be Yourself! Be a Pacesetter! Don’t be afraid to be yourself!
Don’t be afraid of doing something different from everybody else:
Don’t be afraid of being different – Be Yourself!
Don’t be afraid to be different – Be a Pacesetter!
Don’t be afraid of being different – You are God’s masterpiece!
Don’t be afraid to be different – Be the person God created you to be!
Don’t be afraid to be different – Your heart will thank you!
~ Bomi Jolly, JollyNotes.com
Bible Quote/Bible Verse of the day ~
Ephesians 2:10, NLT For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
See also: Bible Verses about Being Precious to God
Inspiring Story (Scroll further down for more Quotes)
Things started off a little bit different at our home this morning. I’m getting ready to fix breakfast for the kids when my 2 year old announces: “I want to eat rice and efo and meat!”. My 4 year old chimes in – “I’d like some oatmeal!” Oatmeal I definitely get, but rice and efo, so early in the morning??? Hubby chuckles and goes about his daily routine. “Are you sure that’s what you want for breakfast?” I ask. “Yes Mommy, I want rice and efo and meat!”
Ok, no problem… I’ll heat up a plate for you. (We had some leftover rice plus a pot of efo & egusi stew in the fridge). So I heat up a plate for him, and I fix a bowl of oatmeal for my 4 year old. Hubby comes out and we both laugh at my 2 year old’s interesting breakfast choice:). My little guy doesn’t even notice ~ He’s too busy digging in!
The boys both eat to their heart’s content, and as I am getting ready, I notice my 2 year old smacking his lips. He is reeeally enjoying his unusual breakfast. My tummy starts to rumble… and before I know it, I’m sitting at the table, smacking my lips too… eating… you guessed it, rice with efo and egusi and some delicious meat:)! We enjoyed our breakfast so much that we went for another round. We then topped it off with some red grapes. Yum Yum Yum! I’m pretty sure we started our day off right. LOL.
This made me laugh and reminded me that it won’t hurt to do something different, unusual, and seemingly weird, if that’s what our mind is set on. We should stick to our guns, stick to our inspiration and our dreams and pay no mind when people laugh at us or ridicule us. We should of course consider advice, but if the only reason why someone is telling you not to do something is because “it’s just not done that way”..no valid reason… then hmmm… please, don’t listen to them!
Dear Friends, if you are convinced in your heart… You’ve sought God, and you’re not doing anything against God’s will… Please, carry on and eat and enjoy your rice, efo, egusi and meat! Enjoy to the fullest, smack your lips and smack your fingers if you like… you may end up becoming a Pacesetter before you know it:)! Yes, the same people who initially laughed at you may actually end up following in your footsteps!
And you know what, even if you don’t become a pacesetter, you’ll still have a big smile on your face, and your tummy will thank you too lol. Dear Friends, Don’t be afraid to be different ~ Be Yourself! Don’t be afraid to be yourself!
1 Corinthians 12:4-6, ESV Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. Bible Verses about Talents, Gifts, Spiritual Gifts
I hope you have a fantastic day and a deliciously interesting week! ENJOY 😀
PS: “Efo” is the Yoruba word for spinach. “Efo & Egusi” is a popular savory Yoruba/African stew, eaten with fufu type foods or with rice. It is usually eaten for dinner, or as a very late lunch. Needless to say, it’s very yummy!
*** “Don’t be afraid to be different” was originally written by Bomi Jolly in November 2009.
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