Recently, I've being struggling with not fitting in. I keep remembering some 'good old days', when we went to camps, and I was accepted, and a part of it all. It's not like that anymore – we haven't been to a camp in years, and other places too, where I used to feel like I fitted in, are not the same anymore. It feels like I don't fit in, anywhere.
It's human nature, I guess, to want to 'be' and 'belong.' (And, we're all human!) But, this morning I was reading in Leviticus 20, and verse 26, kind of struck me: “And ye shall be holy unto me:for I the Lord am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.” (Leviticus 20:26)
God wants us to be separate, in fact, He even severs us from others sometimes, so that we can be His, and His alone. I don't think this means that we should spend all our time alone, or anything – being with friends and family can be very uplifting, and encourage us in the right direction. In this verse God was talking about the Children of Israel being separate from the ungodly around them. And He wants the same for us.
So next time you or I feel out of place, lets remember that we were not made to fit in, or for everyone to 'like' us. And, because we were created for God alone, it doesn't even matter if nobody takes any notice, or if people take too much notice of us, God always has a place in His heart for us. It's where we belong.