July 14, 2010

You Were Not Made to Fit In, You Were Created To Stand Out

Do you ever feel like you don't fit in?

Do you have those days where you feel a little alone?  Do you ever have a day when you feel like no one understands you?  I know many bloggers feel their online friends know their true heart better than the real friends that surround them daily.

Do you ever have a moment when you realize God doesn't want you to fit in?  

He proclaims many times throughout scripture that we are not to be  "of this world".  When you search that phrase at crosswalk.com, many references pop up.  I thought the most interesting was that when those three words are strung together as I have them here, the scripture references point to Satan being the ruler and prince of this world.  When it is a reference or words of Jesus, it is an exhortation DO NOT be of this world.

Read this beautiful love letter found in the book His Princess: Love Letters from Your King:

"I know you want to be accepted by others, but you were not made to fit in.  You, My princess, were created to stand out.  Not to draw attention to yourself, but to live the kind of life that leads others to Me.  Remember, it's your choices that will pave your path to life.  I will not force you to do anything. I have given you a free will to walk with Me or to walk away from Me.  I want you to know that you can put on your crown at any time and let people know that you belong to Me."

 As I walked through my garden this morning, as I do every day looking for new blooms and butterflies, the blackeyed susan growing proudly and alone amongst the purple coneflower really struck me. I have felt for a long time that I don't fit in with others around me, and I am finally ok with that.

I wasn't made to fit in, I was created to stand out



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8 comments:

  1. So many times I really want to fade in, instead of standing out. I needed this post and thanks for sharing that love letter. You really got me thinking after your post yesterday. Between your post and my reading in Genesis I have been thinking a lot about my husbands needs. So glad you got me thinking.

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  2. Thanks for joining iFellowship.We love having you link up with us. I hope your day is blessed. You know I'm a fan.

    Meghan
    www.thetuckerstaketennessee.com
    www.seedsoffaithwomen.com

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  3. I remind myself daily, and teach our daughters this very thing - God has set us apart from this world, and by following Jesus we are demonstrating that we are different, and WANT to be! Great post - thanks for sharing.

    -Angela
    http://homemadewisdom.blogspot.com/

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  4. oh girl - how many times do we try to change ourselves into being something different just so we do fit in! I so enjoyed this post!

    thank you!

    Stef

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  5. Hello! Popping in from iFellowship at Seeds of Faith Women! Hope you find time to stop by Homemaker Honey and say, "G'Day!"

    Enjoy this day the Lord had made!
    Deborah
    Homemaker Honey
    homemakerhoney.com

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  6. Im my, Im in tears at this post it has really touched my heart. For so long i have been a square peg trying to fit in a round hole. You are so right about me feeling more open and honest with my blog friends.

    I am taking strength from this post, thank you so much for sharing it x

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  7. Thank you for this post. I am learning every day that God created me to stand out, but it's hard. I've lived a life in the background for so long. I am going to have to check out that devotional you are reading.

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