13 October, 2014

I belong.

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.


  1. You are not alone in that feeling…...

    1. :) That's good to know. Sometimes it feels like it, but I'm sure you feel the same way too. :)

  2. I totally know what you mean. My family changed churches a couple years back and ever since then it feels like we don't fit in with our old circle or our new one. But yeah...God didn't put us here to fit in, but to stand out and make a difference. Thanks for the post!

    1. Thanks for commenting, Heather! It's so true that God made us to stand out...but as you said, it isn't always easy!

  3. Hi Jessica,
    I know how you feel with not fitting it. It's a horrible place for a girl to be in, and something God never planned to happen to us. But, like you pointed out, we are to be different. But thankfully, there are always those who are likeminded to us or people that God will place in our path to encourage us.
    God Bless,

    1. Hey Katie! Thanks for the encouraging comment. :)
      And thanks for visiting my blog as well - I enjoy checking yours out too, from time to time. :)

  4. Thanks for the reminder! God has a plan for your life!
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