From Miss-Fit to Perfect Fit ~

Day 20 (Category: Blessings)

Today’s Reading: Gen. 49-50, Matt. 13:31-58

Today’s Reflection: Gen. 49:26b …And on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.

My assignment today is to minister to the one reading this, which has been raised as a miss-fit, so that you might become a perfect fit. Much like Joseph experienced, the place that God is preparing you for requires that you not fit in anywhere else but there. That is why you have experienced rejection after rejection, criticism after criticism, and hardship after hardship; it is because you’re not there yet. It is human nature to settle where we are comfortable, and where we fit in the most. However, when God has something else in mind for you, He will go to extremes, if need be, to keep you from settling too soon in your journey. Although the pain, the loneliness, and the tears are very real, so also will be the destination! You may have wondered all your life why, no matter what you said or did to be admired, liked, or even acknowledged, nothing seemed to work for you. As a matter of fact, the harder you tried to please people and to fit in, the more they rejected you. If that describes you, then let me assure you that you are in a good place. Now, I know that’s not what the devil has told you, and I also know that your natural mind is telling you otherwise, but here me out; your best days are yet ahead! Our text tells us of the blessing that God put “on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.” If you read the entirety of this blessing, it is almost unprecedented in history! God knows how much you've hurt because of how different you are from those with whom you grew up and were raised around, but God also has a special place for you to serve Him, and it is to this end that He will not allow you to be satisfied until you arrive. Now, one might ask the question, “Why couldn't He just have placed me in that place to start with?” I too have asked this question in times gone by, but I've learned that the journey itself is just as important, if not more important, than the destination. The rough and rocky roads I've been down have taught me things about patience, endurance, faith, character, discipline, trust, and godliness, which I would have never learned otherwise. So, welcome to the band of miss-fits; you might have just found the place where you are supposed to fit in! Just keep trusting and believing for your blessing!

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