Faith

Faith makes people weird.

It makes people do things which don’t make sense to the naked eye.

This is because faith is primarily concerned with unseen realities (Heb 11:1). As a result of this, people of faith will do unusual things, which are only explainable by seeing the unseen. They will be strong when others are weak, they will walk away when others stay and stay when others leave. They will speak when others are quiet and keep quiet when others can’t help but speak. The way they act won’t make sense to those without the eyes of faith, but it will make complete sense to those who do, because they see Him who is invisible (Heb 11:27). They see His world and His activity, and they long for it.

So, be weird. Commit yourself to acting in ways which only make sense through the eyes of faith. Look through, around, and behind everything you see. Be attuned to God and His work in the world. Long for more of it, for more of Him, and for the better country which is coming. These are the kind of people of whom God is not ashamed. They are the people who God prepares a place for.

All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. 14 People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. 15 If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. 16 Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.

Heb 11:13–16

What you can’t see right now is more important than what you can.

Settle into it.

Be weird.