Why Fit In The World, When God Called Us Out?June 22, 2014 | LOVE EMBRACE INSPIRE | By Tiffany Nicole
"If you were of the world, the world would love you as it own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you." John 15:19
"But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light." 1 Peter 2:9
Oh the many times in my life when I tried to fit in and never succeeded. Desiring to fit in was a form of validation, that the way that I am is okay and excepted. Not realizing that I was designed to be a square peg that would never....EVER fit into a round hole. Instead of finding this to be a wonderful truth, I didn't try to find out the positives in not fitting in.
Today, I can truly say that I TOTALLY EXCEPT not fitting in with certain people and cliques, ideas and expectations because God had never intended for me to. How much time in my life I have wasted trying to be what others' expect me to be, trying to be excepted by people who would never except me no matter what I did, who I was or who I would become...all of this instead of caring about being excepted by Abba Father, my Creator.
Within the Word of the Lord, we can find many of God's chosen who have been called out and separated from others. Not because they were more loved by God, but because their purpose in life required separation. Isolation, rejection, and "not fitting in," were just some of the many things that the people in the Bible had to go through in efforts to achieve their purpose. So what makes us think that people of today opt out of feeling the same way? God is the same yesterday, today and forever. His ways are perfect, His foolishness is wiser than human wisdom! Yes, this is a new generation of people but God's is using the same techniques in calling out His people as He did in past generations. "What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun." Ecclesiastes 1:9
There are many of you out there who may understand where I am coming from when I say no matter what you do, who you are associated with, what you are doing, you feel awkward like you don't belong. Know that you are not alone and that even Jesus faced isolation, rejection and didn't fit in the world's system. When you try to fit in this world and you will lose the very essence of what it is to be set apart for the Glory of God! You will get off track from the course Abba has designed for you. And though you may think you are doing what is right because it all "seems" to be working out, you will one day realize that you have not lived the life God wanted for you, and will it be too late?
So instead of trying to fit in try figuring out why you stand out! Find out why the Lord has set you apart to be different and seek His will for your life and things will indeed start unfolding to you. Once you find Jesus, you will find yourself. Once you find yourself you will understand your purpose on this earth and fitting in will no longer be a desire.