There are several ongoing conversations about things ranging from serious to frivolous; I have been both observer and participant in these conversations and have had to resist the impulse to write my opinions outloud. In most cases I’ve already stated my opinions and as they haven’t changed I don’t see why I need to perpetuate the circle-jerk of conversation that the “discussions” have turned into. How many ways and days to we have to keep saying the same thought over and over?
As I asked myself that question I realised that my basic answer to a lot of these problems can be boiled down to one thing. I am different. I have always been different. Not in that “my own special snowflake” way that everyone is a bit different, but in that wander-in-the-desert-eating-bugs way where people look askance at you regularly.
God made me this way and put me in this body for any number of reasons I haven’t quite figured out. When God fashioned me to be of particular use, it was with the knowledge that I would need to serve a function different from what many others are called to. That’s why I’m frankly bemused at a lot of the discussions which call for me to do like everyone else. You see, I’m not like everyone else. But please rest assured that I am in communication with God on a constant basis and am going where I’m told and doing what I’m asked.