It is ingrained in our minds for us to fit in with others, to be normal and not to stand out. We want to conform and strive to be happy.
Is that what God has called us to be? No, in fact it’s just the opposite. He has called us out of this world to be different. God wants us to stand out not fit in, to be transformed, set apart, and not conform to the patterns of this world.
To sum it up God has not called us to be happy, but rather to be holy.
Pastor Terry continues in our current sermon series, “Different”, he will help us sort out how God intends for us to live in our current society in a message entitled, “Different Values in a Unholy Culture”.