Be Different, Be Changed

Hi, friends!

If you’re an avid reader, you may have noticed that I took a little break last week. There’s been a lot going on and I was in need of some time to myself — no writing, no working at home, no extra stress. It’s been nice to recuperate, but now I’m ready to continue sharing with all of you.

During the past few weeks, I’ve been making changes to the small things that have an effect on the bigger things. Recently I’ve noticed that the music I listen to has the power to change my mood, so I started changing up what I listen to.

Right now, my favorite song is “Different” by Micah Tyler.

The first time I heard this song, I fell in love. The message and story that this song carries out is one that I resonate with on a spiritual level. I’ve made a decision a long time ago to follow Jesus, to be different. But the road following that decision hasn’t been an easy one.

The chorus of this song says:
I wanna be different
I wanna be changed
‘Til all of me is gone
And all that remains
Is a fire so bright
The whole world can see
That there’s something different
So come and be different
In me

This song is a great reminder of where and who I want to be. This world is filled with so much negativity and other things that I’ll never agree with, but I know that God has made me to be set apart. Although it’s a constant struggle for me to make the decision everyday to be different, I’m happy with the results I’m seeing.

Deciding to be different is deciding to be changed. It’s more than just wanting to be set apart from others, it’s about staying changed.

God has changed my life immensely, but I need to ensure that those changes stay in affect. If I don’t keep choosing to be different, to keep choosing Jesus, those changes will disappear and I’ll end up back in the same place I was before.

If you feel stuck, remember that if you keep doing what you’ve been doing, you’ll keep getting the same results you’ve been getting. If you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done… And stick with it.

Be different, be changed.

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