“I don’t fit in at school”, whispered my little cousin. She realized she was different but didn’t know it was a good thing.
Do you find yourself standing out more than fitting in? Are you struggling to keep up with the latest trends and constantly feeling pressure to be in a relationship?
We all face and have to fight these thoughts. When they creep into our minds, we have to commit them to God and fill ourselves up with His truth.
You have been created by the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. The Creator of the Universe is your Daddy. What He thinks and says about you is more important than anything else. His blood washes over you. You are forgiven in His name. You don’t have to keep walking in shame or guilt. God has called you to live in His freedom. He knew every decision you’d make before you were born. Jesus chose to die for you knowing the times you’d hurt Him. He finds so much joy in redeeming you. You were called to do much more than obsess over social media, seek love in lust, and try to keep up with standards that are temporary and fleeting.
If you’re not fitting in, you’re actually in the right spot. That means you aren’t like those around you. Instead, you are reflecting your Heavenly Father. More than anything else, you’re constantly striving to be made more in His image. You’re a rare jewel. You are set apart. You’re gifted in an unique way to change this world for our Father’s glory. You are beautiful, loved, and worthy of Jesus’ blood.
If you find yourself standing out instead of fitting in, you’re making God proud. You’re making a difference with your life. Keep being different. God calls us to stand out and shine bright. Our faith should be more than evident in everything we say, think, touch, and do.
I challenge you to:
- Be the one who walks away from what is wrong
- Be the one who doesn’t settle for less
- Be the one with high standards and God-sized dreams
- Be the one who takes the road less traveled
“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” –Matthew 7:13-14 NIV
To hear more about living Undeniably His in a world full of peer pressure, click the link below to watch a talk show segment I was blessed to be apart of!