Being Peculiar and Crazy

1 Pet 2:9 (KJV) But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light

I grew up listening to Gospel Music… and I still love it…

As a teenager, I was attending a Sunday school class and our teacher mentioned that we are peculiar people… and another guy, who not also grew up on Gospel music, and I instantly started to sing this song (sorry, no YouTube could be found)

We are peculiar people
We rejoice when things go wrong
We shed tears when we are happy
We sing a new glad song
We are redeemed by the blood of Jesus
We are the children of the heavenly King
And if you care to join us
Just come and sing with us

Needless to say, the rest of the class just groaned while we grinned like two Cheshier cats…

The really funny thing was that the pastor just happened to be preaching on the same passage… the back pews were shaking as all the teens couldn’t help but laugh as my friend and I sat at opposite ends and mouthed the words… and the adults and pastor decided that yes – we were peculiar…

With mental health we maybe aren’t always feeling this type of peculiar – but we can feel like we don’t belong… growing up I NEVER felt that I fit in… not the best athlete – my goal was to NOT be the last picked for teams…

As a teenager, I found I had little empathy for girls who were complaining that they had chipped nails… petty things in comparison… my life just wasn’t like theirs… I was one of the outliers on the Bell curve…

Now though, as an adult and enjoying my relationship with God, I am no longer alone… I have my relationship with God – and my network of family and friends…

Now I’m able to show others the path I have been travelling for the past 5 years…
2 Cor 5:13 (NLT) If it seems we are crazy, it is to bring glory to God. And if we are in our right minds, it is for your benefit…

So – yes I am peculiar and crazy!

Care to join me?

Looking to find a support network check out Celebrate Recovery

I don’t get paid or have any affiliation with CR – I just started attending 5 years ago and I know it has been a life saviour to me – literally…


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