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Monday, September 16, 2013

Not Fitting In

"Tilly, you're way too big to sleep in that basket lid," her owner said.
With a final twist of her frame, Tilly responded with, "Am not."
Sometimes we put up with a lot of discomfort because we insist we belong some where we truly do not.  Perhaps it is a group of people with radically different values or even just a vacation locale that is a bit more "something" than suits you. 

But we humans want to fit in.  Or, we don't want to hurt anyone's feelings.  So we continue in our discomfort, jamming ourselves into situations that just don't suit us.

Being a Christ follower can be awkward in certain social situations.  And it seems that is getting more and more difficult.  But that doesn't mean we give up whose we are.  We can disagree without being disagreeable.  We can speak truth in love and compassion. 

How do we discern?  Only prayer can help us find the right place at the right time for each of us individually.  The Lord uses our different interests and skills to reach those who need to know God's love.  Sometimes we stay, sometimes it is time to go.    Ask God to show you the best fit for your life.

2 comments:

  1. That is hilarious Tilly !!!!! Thanks for the laugh and Lynn thanks for the truth, no matter how much we don't want to hear it.

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    1. Hi Melissa-always look forward to your comments. Thanks for your faithful readership!

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