anyone touched by the Holy Spirit and born again is never the same person ever.
chances are, he would have been the object of criticism and condescension at some point for being…ummm, weird. why? because he will like different things… talk and behave differently… and be unfazed by things that normally upset many.
it happens to me, too.
you see, the things i used to crave, i don’t anymore. the things i used to hate, i don’t anymore. the things i used to do, i don’t anymore. i am more comfortable with less. (but don’t get me wrong. i still work hard to make money, but now for different reasons.)
the funny thing is, when people notice the change, they are more likely to think, “ah, she is acting strangely because nothing is going in her life.” which, of course, is practically farthest from the truth.
“most of us are not consistent spiritually because we are more concerned about being consistent externally. in the external expression of things, Paul lived in the basement, while his critics lived on the upper level. and these two levels do not begin to touch each other.” — My Utmost For His Highest
“my Lord Jesus, i am not bothered… i’m just not bothered at all. thanks for being with me always. please bless my mom who died 14 years ago today. i love and miss her but i know she is there with You, so it’s perfect.”