"Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but be a new and different person with a fresh newness in all you do and think. Then you will learn from your own experience how his ways will really satisfy you." (Romans 12:2 TLB)
So many times in life we sell out just so we can fit in. What are we afraid of? I mean really? I use to be so concerned about image management and looking good to others, but I am starting to realize that the people I truly want in my life are just going to have to accept me for who I am. I mean isn't it exhausting trying to please everyone or jump through hoops just to fit in. A friend of mine told me she would like to wear an as is sticker. I thought that was pretty good and quite funny.
Whether it is imitating the latest fashions or trying to "keep up with the Jones" God has a much better plan for you and for me. I refuse to sell out. God created me to be a new creation and changed. I have been spending a lot of time in prayer with God lately and let me tell you it has been awesome! He has been revealing a lot to me.
One of my favorite scriptures is Isaiah 26:3. The day I got baptized this wonderful older lady from church walked up to me and spoke it too me. It was way cool, because that has always been one of my favorites.
You will keep him in perfect peace,him whose mind is steadfast,because he trusts in you. That is how we stay in peace. For myself when I am running around like crazy trying to please too many people and out of the will of God that is when caous ensues, however when my eyes are on Jesus and I am focused on what he wants for me for this day I am at peace.
Again,this goes back to the phrase God put on my heart recently Choose wisely.