Ever feel as though you don’t fit?
A new location or phase in life have your wondering where you belong?
As a frequent mover who’s often geographically far from extended family, I have entertained these very questions.
I don’t know anyone. I don’t know the routines, the traditions. Lord, I don’t fit anywhere.
As one who gave up her career to stay home with children, I certainly did.
My career is gone. I feel as though part of me is lost. Now what?!
At church I have as well.
This is unfamiliar. Those people are all friends or family, I feel left out. I’m not on a committee. Lord, I don’t know anyone! Does anyone care?
How about the sweet gal that often feels she doesn’t fit anywhere in life?
I’m not like you. I’m not good enough. I’ve been abused. I don’t fit. I’ve used drugs. Trust me, you don’t want me around.
All deceptive thoughts nibbling away at our identity and our joy: that’s what they are. An attempt to unearth the freedom that was paid for years ago, a grapple for our glorious future with the King of kings, they’ll take both if they can. Underneath it all?
Those thoughts that say you don’t belong, you’ll never fit, or you’re not good enough – are fear’s captivity. They are bondage. Let’s call them as they are.
We don’t have to remain in fear’s trap.
Freedom is here. Freedom has been given. We do belong. It’s all in the Lord Almighty.
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Think about the power in His name…and we’re children of the One with that name.
The One who formed our earth, formed our being – we are His child.
The One who can deliver from the clutches of the enemy – we are His.
The One who has overcome death – we are His.
The faithful, loving, and giving One – He calls us child.
“But as many as received him, to them he gave the right to become God’s children, to those who believe in his name:”(John 1:12 WEB)
A beautiful song at church this weekend brought memories of the many years and situations when I bought fear’s lies. As I sang the words, they became more than words, more than a melody. They were a proclamation I believed. They were reality.
I do belong because…
I am His.
He named me in truth.
I am a child of God.
I am loved. Dearly.
I am delivered. Free.
I am family.
As His, beautiful one, you are too.
Enjoy the song here, child of God. Grasp the reality. And draw close to God if you’re not sure.