Do you ever feel like you're in the minority? The only working mom in your neighborhood. Or the only single person in your group of friends. Or the only over-weight one in your family. And the list could go on...
Well, I feel like the minority at my place of work. I have been blessed with wonderful co-workers, and even though I only go to work 1-2 days a week, I am still included in the young "in" group who has breakfast every morning together and goes out for lunch together on Fridays.
So why do I feel like I'm the minority in this group?
Because I don't believe in the following:
1) pre-marital sex
2) getting drunk & going to see strippers (married or not!)
3) cursing -- especially taking the Lord's name in vain
While I often struggle with being the only Christian in my group of work friends, I'm trying to look at the opportunities it holds for me. I'm not one to push my faith on others, but they all know where I stand and what my beliefs are.
And lately, I have been able to expand a bit on those beliefs as one particular co-worker has been asking me a lot of questions. While it makes me a bit anxious to come up with the right answers to some difficult questions ("If there is a God why are there so many starving children in Africa?"), it's also exciting to be a part of this.
I may not lead this particular co-worker to a relationship with Christ -- but I may be planting seeds which could eventually blossom into something beautiful.
So while singing in the key of A-minor (get it? I'm a minor-ity...yeah, I thought it was clever!) may not be the easiest key to sing in...sometimes it can be the sweetest sound.