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A Weird Approach to Perspective

It’s pretty normal to want life to roll along smoothly. And in those seasons when it doesn’t, we might wonder, “Why can’t things just be normal?” But God wants more for us than normal—you might say he has Weird things in mind for us.

If you listen, God will show you something that makes your heart ache on behalf of his. He will bless you with a burden.

If you’re like most normal -people, you’re probably wondering, “Why in the world would I want a burden?” Most of us feel good when we avoid burdens — after all, isn’t life hard enough? Why ask God for more trials, trauma, and tears? It’s normal to want to avoid pain — human even. But God didn’t put us here on earth just to feel good and enjoy ourselves. He doesn’t give us our lives so we can master techniques in avoiding pain.

He puts us here to make an eternal difference.

He puts us here to show everyone around us how much he loves them.

He puts us here to be his hands and feet, his body and his heart.

Pursuing the Weird life God is calling us to is anything but normal. And completely worth it.

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Bobby Gruenewald serves as Innovation Leader for LifeChurch.tv and oversees the LifeChurch.tv Open, Network and United operations, as well as the Communications/Public Relations and Digerati teams. Prior to joining the LifeChurch.tv in 2001, he started and sold two technology companies, consulted with start-ups on venture capital funds, and, in an interesting twist of events, traveled and performed with a Christian rap group.