Life being a Christian isn’t always easy. You are continually carrying a cross, a cross that drives you to live differently, to work with your heart and soul at everything you do, love others, have a positive outlook, and follow the Lords commandments the best that you can, striving to live like Jesus every day. This isn’t easy. Sometime’s it is really hard.
Even if you aren’t a Christian, choosing to not conform to the pattern of this world is a hard decision, swimming against the tide is far more challenging than riding with it. Other people notice your differences almost as soon as they see you. Some are intrigued, some hate that you are free from the expectations of society, and some are jealous. People will look at your life from the outside, and they will try to tear you down; tell you that you aren’t good enough, that you aren’t skinny enough, that you aren’t ‘on trend’ or that you are a dag. They will try to degrade the progress that you have made throughout your life, and belittle the values that mean the most to you. They will laugh at your convictions, tell you they are stupid, or that you are ‘wasting your time’.
To all the Christians, Vegans, musicians, artists, and non-c0nformists everywhere, feel encouraged, just because the crowd doesn’t like that you are going against it, doesn’t mean you should stop. Just because someone doesn’t like your goals, doesn’t mean you should stop striving to achieve them. Just because someone doesn’t like you, doesn’t mean you should change. At the end of our lives on this earth, I hope we can all say; ‘I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith’ 2 Timothy 4:7.