The Bus Stop is a series of true stories about my life, people I've worked with and events I've experienced. Of course the names have been changed. I hope these stories will brighten your day with a few laughs as well as give you encouragement. Hopefully you can avoid making some of the mistakes I've made and if you have already made them, then you can identify with me.

Monday, February 28, 2011

One Size Fits All

I’m sure most of you are familiar with this term and you may have been subjected to it. I would think that you also know this statement isn’t true. A one size fits all type of clothing usually doesn’t look like it. It’s usually baggy or too loose. However, if you pull it up here or adjust it there then maybe it will be functional. What is the purpose for this? It makes things easier and it cost less.

This same attitude is carried on into churches, businesses and schools. The truth is one size doesn’t fit all. People are the most complex beings on the entire planet. We all come from different places, born with different temperaments, have different families, social economic backgrounds, have different experiences and many more factors.

The truth is even though we may share similar traits and experiences all of us are unique and special. There is no one on this planet that truly knows who we are, not even ourselves.

Many of us have attended seminars to end all seminars, went to the best marriage classes so we would never need help again, went to success seminars that promised us we will never be in need again, soul winning classes that assure us this is the best program on the market and we have been taught the perfect technique for praying to capture God’s ear.

Jesus is the only truth in the entire universe and He knows us better than ourselves. This is why I don’t understand why we go to others to define us. For some odd reason we allow others to tell us who were are and we put way to much value on what they think and how we are perceived. We need to go to the One who knows.

My dear friends, don't let public opinion influence how you live out our glorious, Christ-originated faith. James 2:1Message

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