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11.29.2020 – When you don’t fit in, remember Who you belong to…

“But Lord, I feel like I don’t fit in? What if I don’t find a place to belong? I feel so different…”

Have you ever had this heart-to-heart with the Lord?

I have. Many, many times.

And He’s so patiently reminded me of the truth, time and time again.

You know, He’s so faithful to remind us of the truth—He knows our hearts, He knows our insecurities—the things we struggle and wrestle with, and when we come to Him, He never tires of reminding us of who we are in Him.

He wants us to come straight to Him, always! ?☀️

This morning I’m remembering the times I’ve had this heart-to-heart with the Lord, the times I’ve been troubled about not “finding my place” or being concerned about “not fitting in” because I’ve felt so different than all the others…

I’m hearing these words in my heart, and I believe it’s a reminder from His heart, a reminder for the one who might need to be reminded this morning:

“You’re not made to “fit into” this world—and in a way that’s “comfortable” for you,

…but I have a place for you in My plans for the earth,

I have a role for you to step into, because I have a place for you in My heart….

You belong to Me.

And though you may not “fit” into this world,

though you may not “blend in”…. remember

it’s because I have created you to “stand out.” ??

it’s because I have created you to be uniquely you—uniquely Me in you

So don’t be surprised when you don’t “fit into” this world. Don’t be alarmed!

I created you to be different.

I created you to illuminate and express a very specific, very unique part of My heart. ?

“If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.“—John 15:19

You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.“—1 John 4:4

And don’t be surprised when you even struggle to find your place in the body of believers, if you’re tempted to believe all kinds of lies concerning your place in the body…

You’re not going to be the same as anyone else.

You don’t need to be. You weren’t supposed to be…

So if the foot were to say, “Since I’m not a hand, I’m not a part of the body,” it’s forgetting that it is still a vital part of the body. 16 And if the ear were to say, “Since I’m not an eye, I’m not really a part of the body,” it’s forgetting that it is still an important part of the body.

17 Think of it this way. If the whole body were just an eyeball, how could it hear sounds? And if the whole body were just an ear, how could it smell different fragrances? 18 But God has carefully designed each member and placed it in the body to function as he desires. 19 A diversity is required, for if the body consisted of one single part, there wouldn’t be a body at all! 20 So now we see that there are many differing parts and functions, but one body.”—1 Corinthians 12:15-20 TPT

You do belong.

Not to this world… and not in the way you might like to “belong” so comfortably….

God says,

“You belong to My Kingdom, and You belong to Me.” ?

“But we are a colony of heaven on earth as we cling tightly to our life-giver, the Lord Jesus Christ…”—Philippians 3:20 TPT

“Know that the Lord Himself is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.“—Psalm 100:3

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.”—1 John 3:1

Thank You, Father. ?

-Heather ?

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