Being different attracts or repels people, organizations, churches, and nations. Our values solidify our vision. What is good has a magnetic attraction. Our conclusion depends on our viewpoint. For example, the letter d can also be a p if you turn it upside down. This same holds true for m and w as well as the n and u. These three pairings are all part of our alphabet. Each has a particular purpose for the words that they are part of.
Being different can be good. Diversity is what makes us unique. The Bible says, “Thank you for making me so complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it” (Psalm 139:14).
I fell in love with my wife because she was and is good—to the core. My life would not be the same without her. She adds value to my being.
What makes you special, unusual, and distinct as the individual you are? Sure, you are different from others. That’s good.
Noah didn’t grow up thinking, “I’m going to build an ark someday.” Noah was different. No other family on earth was sharing the gospel to his generation. At times they must have felt alone or what’s the use. But that feeling did not deter them from being obedient to Lord’s instructions. He and his family sweated, served, and waited faithfully for one hundred years, enduring ridicule and insults while doing God’s work.
You know the end—the universal flood. Being different is all part of God’s plan. Recognizing and accepting his plan for us is our part which is always the better choice for our lives.