Blending in is never an option if you want to do something extraordinary. The good news is that you rarely need to do something extraordinary. More good news: you can stand out in a million different ways.
There is safety in the crowd.
Humans have traditionally stayed in groups to keep safe, leverage resources, help ensure victory over a common enemy etc. This is usually the best choice in most situations you’ll find yourself in. It would be weird if your church stood out too much. It would be weird if your haircut stood out too much, it would be weird if your jump shot stood out too much. But would it be more profitable?
Well for Lonzo Ball it would be a work in progress lol. But for the church & the haircut you show up wearing on Sundays it might be a different story. Sure you will get odd looks and comments from your friends as to why you belong to a church that has a pastor who never wears a suit, doesn’t direct an ungodly hate toward gay people, only collects offering once a week (without the fire & brimstone speech), oh yeah and every once in a while will let a bad word fly in everyday conversation.
But isn’t the goal of going to church to get you closer to God? Church attendance should sharpen you spiritually, and not just serve as a social club where you happen to hear the same 10 scriptures over & over with a pop culture reference thrown in to spice it up.
So… in that case, standing out is a result of realigning with the actual purpose of the endeavor. And when you stand out for that reason, you will most likely attract more profits (or prophets) than arrows.
This is a draft. To be continued
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