Think Different

 
The world was never transformed by people who followed the crowd or went with the status quo. The world has been shaped (and will probably always be shaped) by people who think differently.

For some reason, they listen to a different drum beat.

This is the reason why the early church that we see in the Book of Acts, transformed the world. They thought differently. They acted differently. More or less, they listened not only to a different drum beat, but they listened to a different drummer.

Unless Christ-followers are willing to think differently and do things differently, we will never make an impact in the world.

I have been challenging people in our church with this thought: “In the last 6 to 12 months, if someone has not called you ‘crazy’ or ‘insane,’ then you are probably not living the radical life that Christ is calling you to live.”

Why do we always settle for the status quo or things that are comfortable or safe?

Christ has called us to a life that is different. A life that is full of adventure that requires faith and trust in the One that can lead us. I don’t know about you, but I want to experience this kind of life.

But in order to have this kind of life, Christ bids us to come and die, so that we might truly live (Mk 8:34-35).

One of my favorite commercials by Apple is the one where they show film footage of famous people who literally transformed the world. In the background a voice says,

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify and vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as crazy, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

 
What will the world say about us, as Christ-followers?