Against the Current

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“A dead thing goes with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.”  G.K. Chesterton

Since you are one of a kind and there has never been another person like you, change will be the natural effect of your life.  The status quo is the state of affairs that existed before you came along.  Since you are new, you will bring change.  We were created and placed on this earth to do just that.  “Fill the earth and subdue it, rule”… in other words, assert yourself in this world.

If you are trying to figure out how you can fit into this world you have missed the point.  If you are trying to find a category for yourself so you can fill a predefined role you are searching in vain.  If you are working to maintain the status quo, you are essentially working to prevent the change that your life would naturally bring.  Passivity, equilibrium, going with the flow; these are all signs of unrestored people.  These are states that your enemy offers you if you want to avoid conflict with him.  It is part of how he works to keep you from emerging and bringing the life and change that the world needs from you.

Let’s face it.  The status quo is not something worth preserving.  So change it.  But don’t be surprised if you feel like you are going against the current.  That is exactly how it should feel.