In telling the story of his conversion, Paul explains the drastic change he made. Paul became a nonconformist, despite the fact that his nonconformity cost him everything his culture valued.

Our culture pushes us toward uniformity. Wear the right clothes, have the right job, spend money on the right things, and you are acceptable. But, conforming to the world forces us to sacrifice our uniqueness in Christ. Francis Asbury, the first bishop of the Methodist Church in the USA, once prayed, “0 Lord, grant that these brethren may never want to be like other people.”

Have you met someone willing to be themselves in the will of God? They face the danger of being criticized by those who value conformity, but they have the ultimate freedom. They are free of slavery to the rules of the culture. They can be who God designed them to be. They can exercise their unique gifts knowing they are in the will of God.

Lead your children to divine nonconformity.

Parenting by design


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2 Responses to NONCONFORMITY

  1. Al DeFilippo says:

    Thank you, Sapphire, for the mention of Francis Asbury. As you may know, the bicentennial of his death is next week, March 31, 2016. I recently produced a free podcast capturing the last week of Bishop Francis Asbury’s life. The audio production can be listened to at The website is for a trilogy I have written about Francis Asbury. Feel free to check out the numerous articles about Francis Asbury, John and Charles Wesley, George Whitefield, Lady Selina, the Countess of Huntingdon, and more. Enjoy. Thank you again for mentioning Francis Asbury.

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