Let’s Talk About Crazy.
I am finally writing on a subject with absolute wisdom and authority. Crazy. Let’s talk about crazy. Crazy is misunderstood. Crazy gets a bad rap, but think about all the great people you know that are crazy. Every creative and eccentric crazy hairdresser you know and love is just one Lexapro away from being a straight laced accountant. Where would we be if not for crazy?
Crazy has many platforms. Scroll through Facebook and you will find church crazies, nutrition crazies, baseball crazies, pink drink crazies, cheer crazies, oil crazies, animal crazies, fitness crazies, mommy crazies, hunting crazies…. I could go on and on. Crazy isn’t bad. Crazy, my friends, in it’s purest form is unbridled passion.
I can talk frankly about crazy because I am crazy. If I like a little, then I loooove a lot. I don’t believe less is more. I believe more is more. Hello… that’s why it is called more. There is an invisible line between passion and obsession, and crazies, dance all over it. Sometimes naked. Crazy people think others are crazy for not being as crazy as they are. I’m usually the example for how far is to far. “I want my hair short, but not as short as yours.” So how far is to far? Allow your little crazy friend to give you a measuring stick using 3 simple questions.
1. Do people run and hide when they see you coming? Not everyone Is going to feel as passionately as you do about something and that is ok. There is no need to be angry or aggressive. I think sometimes folks fall off the sanity wagon because they want everybody to be crazy about what they are crazy about. It makes them feel validated in their passion. I’m not sure but that may or may not be how cult leaders start out. Anywho, the point is converting all of your friends to your passion isn’t necessary. I love tattoos. I have a lot and I will get more, but I am not on a mission to convince everyone that getting tattooed is the right thing to do. It is a personal decision between you and the Lord. If you have reservations about getting tattooed then don’t. God may have a plan for your life that could be hindered by being tattooed. Don’t look at God’s plan for my life or anyone else’s and adopt it as your own. God has a unique plan for each of us.
2. Is your relationship with your family being affected? If a passion has grown ugly stubborn claws and dug in, you may find that your family relationships are at stake. No matter how innocent your passion may be, if it is putting a wedge in your family, it’s gone to far and it is time for some priority adjustments. Nothing is more important than family. James 4:14 “Whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time then vanishes away.” Plainly said, life is short. Do not let opposing passions get in the way of spending precious time with those you love. I promise it is not worth it.
3. Is your relationship with God being affected? This one seems so simple, but here is a truth. Sometimes us crazies try to prove our love for God by
how much we do. I won’t lie to you people. I’m so guilty. There are times that I sign up for committees and events at church knowing good and well I don’t have time for, but somewhere in my crazy mind I think if I don’t try to do it all, God will think I do not love Him as much. That’s crazy crazy ya’ll. What God wants more than committees and meetings and titles is time with us. Just us. He wants quite time in our day to talk to us and teach us. He wants us to sit and read His Word. Good gracious. He wants us to hush and listen. Crazy people are usually do-ers so it is really hard for us to listen. We would much rather operate a wrecking ball and see ridiculous results fast, but if you’re to busy to spend time with God, you’re to busy.
You know, there is enough crazy to go around for everybody. It’s not a race or a competition. Be your own kind of crazy with random self psyco-evaluations just to keep your crazy in check.