I’m going to make a confession here … I’m comfortable around people who are a lot like me. I like hanging out with people who have similar hobbies, likes and dislikes. In fact, I find myself wanting to build relationships with people I consider “normal.” To be really honest, I also find myself uncomfortable around people who are very different than me.

Thankfully, this is one of the areas that God has been working in my life. He is showing me just how valuable those people are that I consider different. It’s people that I considered odd and sometimes down-right weird, that God want me to build a relationship with. I think that God loves pushing me out of my comfort zone and into the lives of people who are very different than myself.

Too often in the past, I’ve overlooked and neglected certain people because they weren’t like me. But the more I read my bible, the more I’m noticing that it was the outcasts and the strange people that Jesus hung out with. The socially odd people were the ones that Jesus befriended. And yes, as much as I hate to say it here today, if I want to be like Jesus (and I do!) then I must get out of my comfort zone and start building relationships with people different than me. I need to continue to seek out people who look, act and think different than myself.

There is no doubt that God loves the people I consider weird just as much as He loves me. In fact I know that I have yet to lay eyes on anyone God does not consider worthy of His love and grace.

Thankfully I’m learning that some of my most prized and valued relationships right now are with those who are very different than me. Some of the best relationships I have going in my life right now are the ones with those that others might see as a little weird, and what I’m finding is that it’s those relationships that are keeping my life interesting.

I’m committing today to stop overlooking those the world might find different and those that are different than me. Those are the very people that Jesus would have sought out. Besides, they’re probably looking at me and thinking, “You know, Trey’s about the weirdest guy I know and he needs my friendship.”

I’m glad God loves weird people like me too!   :)

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  1. Patrick Mead says:

    Come over to the weird side, Trey. We’re waiting for you.

  2. Phil says:

    Randy Harris once said that the church loves blue hair, but only on little old ladies. If it’s on a kid who looks like he’s just crawled out of a tackle box, the church doesn’t tend to embrace them as well, regardless of how much God loves them.

    Perhaps the body of Christ would do well to start showing God’s love to people no matter who they are or what they look like. May we all embrace the uncomfortable.

  3. Stoogelover says:

    Moving to Long Beach from the deep South helped me along this path, but I still struggled (and continue to struggle at times) with this. I love Patrick Mead’s comment!!

  4. Jenschke Family says:

    Uuummmm….did you read my last post???

  5. Earl says:

    Hey Trey, people you may think is weird may think that you are weird. In that case we all are weird. The key is love – to love one another as God love us.


    Can you imagine MILLIONS of Christians who are strong in their Bible knowledge, are physically fit and healthy, have strong marriages and families, have thriving careers or businesses and are debt free and are financially sound? What a testimony that will be! I can see the thousands of people just wanting to know how they can be like that. http://www.m3disciples.com

  6. TREY MORGAN says:

    Patrick – If you’re there it can’t be too weird :)

    Phil – That is one of my all time favorite Randy Harris quotes. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Kim – This post was about you … teasing.

    Earl – That’s exactly what I said in my last paragraph. :) Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Dawn Jenkins says:

    good stuff. This has actually been on my mind A LOT after I read CRAZY LOVE.

  8. Peter P says:

    I am so glad God loves the wierd people too… or I’d be in BIG trouble.

    I may not be racist but I am face-ist. This post talks right into my prejudice!

    Thanks Trey for pointing out an area I need to work on.

  9. Donna G says:

    You know I like weird people…it is the people that all try to be cookie-cutter copies of each other that drive me crazy….but I guess that is weird too…huh?

  10. Dr. Roger D. Butner says:

    Man, there’s a challenge I bet we all needed to hear. I know I need it! I am so grateful Jesus wants to hang out with a weirdo like me. The scary thing to consider is whether or not I would have been eager, or even willing, to hang out with him back in his bodily ministry among our goofy race of misfits.

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