Truly Fit-Part 2: Created To Fit by Dr. Michelle Bengtson

 

In my last post (Truly Fit-Part 1: Created To Stand Out), we talked about the fact that at different times and in different situations in our lives, we may feel as if we don’t fit it.

We began the discussion about how God made us both to 1) not fit in, and 2) to fit perfectly, both at the same time.

In my last post we discussed how Jesus didn’t fit in, and how we are called not to fit in but stand out, just as Jesus did, as light and salt of the earth.

The other side of the equation, however, reveals the paradox. God created each of us to truly fit.

Scripture explains that we were fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God, who is perfect.

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well” (Psalm 139:14)

He designed each of us perfectly, and knew us before we were in our mother’s womb.

Not only were we physically created to truly fit, but we were created to truly fit into God’s plan.

God’s plan for each one of us is perfect. Jeremiah 29:11 attests, “’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord. ‘Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans for a future and a hope.’”

God promises in His Word that nothing can stop the will of God. For the LORD Almighty has purposed, and who can thwart him? His hand is stretched out, and who can turn it back?” (Isaiah 14:27 NIV).

He also promises that no weapon formed against us shall prosper (Isaiah 54:17).

Furthermore, God works ALL things together for good for those who love Him and have been called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).

This means that no matter what we do, we truly fit into His plan.

So as you look around you, perhaps dismayed at where you feel like you don’t truly fit, take comfort in knowing you truly fit in the only place that matters: right in the center of God’s will.

How has God shown you how you fit into His plan?

Hope Prevails,
Dr. B

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