You may be asking yourself, “What is a Brian-ism?” A Brian-ism is simply a thought on life that my brain has found to contain truth. You may not agree with every Brian-ism. If that is the case then you should develop your own (insert your name here)-ism. Enjoy.
BRIAN-ISM #2: THERE ARE TWO KINDS OF PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD – NERDS WHO KNOW THEY ARE NERDS AND NERDS WHO DON’T KNOW THEY ARE NERDS.
Webster Dictionary defines nerd as “an unstylish, unattractive, or socially inept person.”
This one is pretty self-explanatory. Basically we are all nerds. The only thing that makes us truly different is the fact that some of us choose to not accept that fact. We all have things about us that are weird, quirky, and frankly, messed up.
Some of us walk around this planet trying to cover up and hide all our nerdy qualities, ashamed that it will bring social rejection into your life. I like to call this suffering form the disease of “coolness” – this disease can be deadly. I say we embrace our inner-nerd and be proud. We are a mess, but the good news is that we serve a God that is good at cleaning up messes.
One of my favorite books I have ever read is Messy Spirituality by Mike Yaconelli. I love the rawness and the truth the book brings (the subtitle says “Gods Perfect Love for Imperfect People”). Yaconelli beautifully describes the relationship between humanity’s messiness and how that impacts and in fact, improves your relationship with God. That only happens when you understand your messiness, submit your life to God, and let Him clean your mess up. In fact, I plan on reading this book again really soon and hope to blog about it as I do to share it’s amazing content.
There you go. Brian-ism #2. What kind of person are you?
Embrace your inner-nerd. Life is way better when you do.