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.
Created to Truly Fit: Physically
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.
Created to Fit: into God’s Plan
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?
Every day can be a good day when you trust the promises of God.
Today is Going to be a Good Day
My newest book, Today is Going to be a Good Day: 90 Promises from God to Start Your Day Off Right is now available!
This uplifting devotional helps you make each day a good day no matter what is going on in your life.
When life conspires to drag us down with all of its troubles, it can be hard to keep our spirits up. In times of severe illness and depression, I learned that when I stand on God’s promises, despite my circumstances, every day can be a good day.
Each reading includes Scripture, reflection, prayer, and a recommended playlist song designed to help you live out Philippians 4:8: “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.”
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