My guest, Ronne Rock, and I talk about knowing what God wants us to do with our life; how we know our purpose. We have a God-designed influence, impact, purpose, and story, and yet so often we don’t see it for what it is. We compare ourselves to others and think we are supposed to be like them. But the truth is, God created each of us with a unique set of gifts, talents and personalities.
In different situations in our lives, we may feel as if we don’t fit in, but the truth is that God created us to fit perfectly and not fit in at the same time. He created us to 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 in the only place that really matters.
Sometimes our lives are so filled with pain that we must find ways to cope because all we have done just hasn’t worked to stop the pain. Unfortunately, the ways we cope can cause even more pain, uncertainty and struggle. Tonie Camacho experienced some devastating situations while young; the loss of a parent, a mother who was mentally ill, and being sexually abused and raped. Alcohol became her way to cope. But, God can find us even in the midst of alcoholism.
I talk with Tonie Camacho who lost a parent early in life, lived with a mentally ill mother, was sexually abused, raped and left for dead. She turned to alcohol as a coping mechanism. After her third DWI, and time in jail, God saved her. She learned that you are never too lost for God to find you. Sobriety is a daily struggle. But Tonie learned that the storm doesn’t last forever and God is on the other side with His hand open.
Does it ever feel like you don’t truly fit in? The Creator of the universe made us both to not fit in, and to fit perfectly, both at the same time. Read more for 4 ways the Bible shows we were created to stand out.