You Are A Perfect (Mis)Fit!
March 30, 2010 Leave a comment
“Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous – how well I know it.” ~ Psalm 139:14
It’s amazing how far some people will go to try to fit into roles or relationships that were never meant for them. An extreme example is the MTV show, MADE. Participants – typically people who have a poor self-image and see themselves as misfits – are completely transformed into their “dream persona”, usually someone famous.
As crazy as that might sound, on a daily basis millions of people – who also see themselves as misfits – make much more subtle attempts to wedge themselves into things that are ill-fitting, frustrating, uncomfortable, and ultimately unfulfilling. Whether through appearance, attitude, or activities, they are trying to fit their circle identity into someone else’s square opportunity.
People often pursue this path when they don’t have a good understanding of their unique identity and purpose. This allows them to easily fall into the trap of trying to mimic someone or something that doesn’t align with God’s original intent for their lives.
It’s ok if you feel like a misfit in people’s eyes, because you’re a perfect fit in God’s. But you will continue to feel like a misfit if you focus more on people’s expectations rather than God’s expertise. Realize that you’re a perfect fit for what He designed you for; you’re a misfit for what people resign you to.
“I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” ~ Matthew 11:30
Only the creator of something can fully understand its purpose and perfect use. Other people, though, may have their own plans and expectations for you based on their own flawed perceptions. This could apply to a job, business venture, or even a relationship. Regardless, God’s plans for you are perfectly suited to how He created you. So stop trying to force-fit yourself into something you weren’t created for.
God created you uniquely, expertly, beautifully and strategically. Stop wasting time trying to be something that you’re not or do something that you weren’t created to do.
How are you a perfect (mis)fit? What are you doing with His masterpiece? How do you embrace your uniqueness?
Paul Wilson, Jr.
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