This past week, I read an article that talked about people who are eccentric, eclectic and extreme-hence “Triple E.” The reason it caught my eye was that I realized that I am that person.
Eclectic? In one of my favorite pastimes, reading, I enjoy science fiction and non-fiction, adventure and romance, westerns and poetry, suspence and fantasy. In music, I enjoy old-time rock and roll and classical, show tunes and Christian, acappella and instrumental, swing and marching bands. Last week my wife and I went to see “Avengers: End Game.” This week we want to see a Christian film. I also like comedies and chick flicks.
Eccentric? Even though I’ve gotten older and more conservative, I still like to wear all kinds of funky reading glasses and crazy patterned socks.
Extreme? I hate weeds in my lawn, so I literally pick them out one by one while on my knees or even sometime laying down on the grass to see them better. One day my neighbor saw me and was ready to call 911 because she thought I had collapsed with a heart attack.
Ultimately, I am a “Triple E” kind of guy. While you may not be a “triple E” kind of person, each of you are unique. Don’t try to be someone else or try to make yourself into what someone else wants you to be. There is no one else like you and no one else could fill your place in the grand scheme of your life. Being different is good…it makes you who you are.
God has made us what we are, and in our union with Christ Jesus he has created us for a life of good deeds, which he has already prepared for us to do.(Ephesian 2:10)
You alone created my inner being. You knitted me together inside my mother. I will give thanks to you because I have been so amazingly and miraculously made. Your works are miraculous, and my soul is fully aware of this. (Psalm 139:13-14)