Permission to be Odd

“Here’s the issue, there are still patterns that the world wants to impose on you, primarily in your thinking. As a believer, you don’t have to be dictated to, but you have to be aware of – that there’s a spirit of the world, there’s a pattern of the world, and it’s so important that we live our lives according to biblical principles and standards, NOT according to what’s culturally correct and what the pattern of the world is. Where you put yourself and what you listen to will STAMP you with something…All you listen to and watch and while you’re reading certain things, you’re getting stamped. You put yourself in certain environments, you’re getting stamped….We’re from [another] Kingdom, now – we’re aliens, really, on this earth. New creations. We’re supposed to be odd and peculiar because we’re governed by an INVISIBLE realm….” ~ Andrew Hughes

About Grace2Grow

Leah holds a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy, and considers herself a forever-student at heart, especially of the Word of God. The last few years have included a 160+ lbs weightloss, and a complete re-working of her "inner man" as she has had to journey from merely what she "knew" to putting that into "ACTION" .. a transformation that so rocked her core, she believes God's calling in her life includes a sense of "urgency," as the body of Christ is fully - knowingly or unknowingly - entrenched in These Last Days, just as Jesus prophesied. She has worked in various forms of professional Customer Service for nearly 20 years, from Mortgages and Banking to Automotive Plastics, and values most the opportunity to mediate and problem-solve. Leah has served over the years in varying roles, from Women's Bible Study Leader to Choir Director to Worship Leading to teaching Sunday School to working faithfully in the Nursery. She loves being a Wife and Aunt and Sister and Daughter and Friend, and loves to read just about anything she can put her hands on. She is always re-learning putting feet and muscle to these things, but she has learned there is incalculable value in "working the plan," and "being faithful with LITTLE so as to be entrusted with MUCH." And she is trusting her beloved God and Savior for the "much" yet to come. You can find more of her musings on her blogs at and, or follow her on Twitter at

Posted on January 24, 2013, in Encouragement!, Personal and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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