The secular world right now is trying to push this idea that we all are special and unique and we should never question who we are or how we act. The best example of this is the show Glee. The whole message of that show is to be unique......"Be yourself". People no longer care about what kind of first impression they leave. We are told that there is no reason to change ourselves. We're perfect the way we are?
The worst part of this message is that many Christians have accepted this idea. I can't count on my hands how many times I have seen a young "Christian" adult that embraces this message. We are not called in the bible to be ourselves....we are called to be like God. Even as it says here in 1 Peter 2:21-22:“For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth.”
Why do we try so hard to fit into the world when the bible says clearly that we shouldn't? Romans 12:2 says:"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what [is] that good and acceptable and perfect will of God."
How can we expect to be Christian lights in this world when we seek to follow the world? Nobody really cares about how unique you are when they are in pain or confused. But when you share your faith and the redemption you have through Christ people will start to ask questions.......they will want to know more about our amazing God.
Why do you care so much about being unique? And why don't we care enough about our first impressions and the way people perceive us? When people meet you do they just know your a Christian or do they have to ask? What is your impact on the world? Are you a beacon of light in this dark world? Or are you a dimly light lighthouse that boats can't see?
Be the beacon and not the light house.
"I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. -John 17:14
"Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him."-1 john 2:15