I am such a fan of uniqueness.  I love that all of my experiences and knowledge make my view of the world so different from anyone else’s. Sometimes it can’t be qualified as wrong or right but colored with my background, upbringing, social economic status, and a million others things that make me myself.  But once I became a Christian I changed nationalities. I became part of the Heavenly Kingdom. How else could I be considered a peculiar people or royal priesthood unless I were no longer the same as I was before? Instead of seeing people or events through the frame of my culture, ethnicity, or gender, I see things through my faith. God made me a Black American woman and those 3 aspects of me come with their own prisms of understanding, knowledge, and a shading of the world that doesn’t always see things in the most positive light but before all of that HE MADE ME! In believing in Him and discarding the old me I am also discarding the choice to see things through the same lens as before. I am choosing Him over the issues, over the hot button topics, and over popular opinion. I no longer look to my family, country, or genealogy for identity but to God who has called me to a higher purpose.

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light 
I Peter 2:9

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