I was standing in the toothbrush isle the other day because...well, because our toothbrushes wore out and we need new ones. When I decided on the ones I wanted I began to pull them off the shelf looking for nine different colors... have you ever tried to find nine different colors in a toothbrush?
But farther on down the line something was happening~ people were starting to take notice. Two ladies were whispering back and forth and then a third stopped to watch as well. Finally one spoke up "Is that a good buy?"
I turned to face my audience...
"Those, if you are stocking up like that they must be a good buy!"
I shrug, not wanting to take the time to explain myself.."Sure, if you need toothbrushes."
but she continues "Are you going to take them all?"
"Nope, I'm done." and off I walk shaking my head as they empty the shelf.
I should get a commission for that. Or maybe, a bad mark on my report card.
Why is it that we tend to feel like we are missing out.. or feel the need to run with the masses? I meet mothers everyday that waste precious time comparing themselves, their money, their family to others, afraid that if they don't match up they are in some way inferior... All I can ask is why? Do you not know that God formed you for a special purpose? One that nobody else can fill? If you are pleasing Him, why worry about what any other mortal may think?
It is about time we take a stand and be the body God created us to be. To be anything else would be unwise.