Online Christmas Shopping

It’s December already!  Who has their Christmas shopping finished?  As you all know due to my online shopping addiction, one thing I love doing, is Christmas shopping.  It’s a reason for me to actually go online for a purpose, and not just to feed my addiction.

I love surfing the World Wide Web in search for that perfect gift for my loved ones.  For some reason I’ve always been a person who likes having different things than other people and online shopping gives me that advantage.  I love different.

Who wants to have the same thing as everyone else?  Absolutely not me, but many of us do.  Many of us feel if we are different we are weird or outcasts.  As I get older I realize that is not true at all.  We are all created equal, but we are all created differently for a reason.  We have to be our own person, or else we won’t ever reach our full potential of happiness.

Just as I am searching online for the perfect, different gift, you should be realizing that someone in this world is looking for someone just like you.  Just the way you are.  You don’t have to change because you want to hang out with a certain group of people.  If they don’t like the way you are when you are your true self, then someone in this world will, and they don’t deserve your friendship.

You don’t have to change yourself to fit what you think you should be in a relationship.  Be yourself and if your significant other doesn’t appreciate who you are, then they are not the one for you.  You are created the way you are for a purpose.  That is why there are so many different colors of skin, cultures, religions and languages.  The world would be one boring place is we were all the same.

It is written in Galatians 3:28, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

We all have to start looking at the people in our world through the eyes of Jesus Christ and not the judgmental glasses that we develop from being in this world.  Who cares if people are different than us?  Start valuing the people that are different in our lives and respecting their diversity.

Imagine if on Christmas Day you opened all your gifts, only to find out that you got all the same gifts.  Would you take them back and exchange them?  Probably.  Right?  I know I would.  The same holds true for the people that are surrounding you in your world.  Start cherishing the people who are different than you.  Value those in your life who can teach you new ways of life or open your eyes to new possibilities.  Step outside of your box and realize those people that you find are different are really here to help us expand our mind and world.

We all have so much to learn about the universe that surrounds us, and if we stay with what is normal to us, we are closing off so much of the world around us.  Different is where it is at!  We are all one where it counts, so be the one he made you to be!

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