READ: Romans 12:2 Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Most people don't like to be different - there is some sort of stability or comfort in being a part of a group or crowd. As Christian though we read the instruction of Romans 12:2 and realize that we are called to be just that D-I-F-F-E-R-E-N-T
We walk in the world - but we are not of the world.
The world should be able to look at us and see that we are different indeed. They should be able to see that we don't join in things that are ungodly, and that the way we handle difficulties, trials, and pressures of life is not the same as the way the world does. We have a faith that looks to Jesus in times of tragedy; death is not the final end; we look ahead with hope to what is in store for us in the future eternity.
DIFFERENT should be how someone describes a Christian and if they do - that's a good thing!
Listen to this song by Micah Taylor "Different" -
Dear Jesus - Help me to be different. Help me to not conform to the ways of the world but to be YOURS and YOURS alone. Grow me each day to be more like you. Amen & Amen.