The choice to grow in social or cultural acceptance or Faith is a tough one. The pull of a group be it a bar or a church can be very strong but be it a bar culture or a church culture that wants you to conform to thier image the love they offer could Never equal The Love from Above!
“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” – Matthew 10:29-31
It is very difficult to turn toward Love from Above for several reasons but for me here are the main ones:
1)Perfect Love makes no human common sense – therefore we try to grasp what does.
2)A social group and their acceptance is very comfortable – it feels very good to be accepted and connections are so very helpful.
3)Faith means struggle and learning to rest in the midst of it – that is not always easy and it’s never really comfortable.
I am not saying going to church is wrong necessarily, I need brothers and sisters as well, but Knowing LOVE for me has meant Not conforming to a group but being who He made me to be and resting in His Perfect Love for me. By resting in His Perfect Love for me my mind is renewed and I am transformed from having to gain social acceptance to being at Peace with who I am.