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March 12, 2010

Letters to the Graduate and those who Graduated a Year Ago….

Dear Graduates,

Maybe you haven’t heard this before but let me tell you – you are extraordinary!

You have what it takes to be successful in this world. You have far more value than how the world values you. God has a specific purpose and plan for you. A plan to make you succeed beyond your wildest imagination.

Do not for a moment think that you are just a graduate with a bleak future because of what is happening in our nation. You don’t have to be normal. Weird is the new normal.

Normal is graudating from college and remaining jobless for at least 6 months to 2 years.

Normal is sending out resumes and waiting at home for someone to call you up.

Normal is being so broke after spending millions in tuition fees and having school debts that you will pay till you are 35 to 40 years old.

Normal is boring. Normal is not where God wants you to be.

Be WEIRD. Be Different. Weird is the new normal.

Weird means not accepting the status quo.

Weird is not succumbing to how the world works but looking for opportunities to be above the rest.

Weird is saying that is not my value. I am worth more than that.

Weird is reinventing yourself and branding yourself as the new NORMAL.

Graduates, we live in a different world right now. There is no good reason to remain normal. There is no reason to be jobless. The whole wide world is in your fingertips. God has placed you in such a strategic time – take advantage of it.

Don’t be NORMAL, Act WEIRD by the grace of God.

Rom. 12:1  ¶ And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.
Rom. 12:2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
Rom. 12:3  ¶ Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us.

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