By Andrea Merrell
We’ve all heard it said … you can’t fit a square peg in a round hole. Unless, of course, you intend to shave off the edges, totally changing the attributes and character of the peg.
Every one of us has our heroes, our mentors, and those we want to emulate. And we all want to fit in. But sometimes—instead of learning and gaining inspiration from those we idolize—we try to become just like them instead of who God created us to be. We can get so caught up in what God is doing in others that we totally miss what He’s trying to do in us.
The truth is we’re all called by God for a purpose. Here are some wise words by pastor and author Bob Gass:
God knows what you were born to be and provided everything you’d need to fulfill your life’s purpose. God sanctified and set you apart. He fixed it so you wouldn’t fit in and designed you so you couldn’t rest any place He didn’t want you to be. He intended for you to wander and feel lost until you found Him. That’s why you’re uncomfortable in certain places and around certain people. It doesn’t matter how hard you try, you won’t fit in because God has set you apart for Himself. Man can ordain, but only God can foreordain. Stop worrying about who does or does not recognize your gifts.
Still not convinced? Here’s another quote by John Mason:
Each person has been custom-made by God the Creator. Each of us has a unique and personal call on our lives … to be our own selves and not copies of other people.
Writer, you have been called by God, and your journey is as special and precious as you are. Embrace your uniqueness. You have a story that no one else can tell. You have thoughts, feelings, experiences, and wisdom that are yours alone. Commit your gifts, talents, and abilities to God, and watch how He uses them—in your life, for His glory, and to bless others. You never know how powerful your words can be until you place them in the Creator’s hands.
Be ready at all times to follow God’s lead, not just in your writing, but in everything you do. Be like the prophet Jeremiah. God told him, “Go wherever I send you and say whatever I tell you. And don’t be afraid of the people, for I will be with you and will protect you. I, the Lord, have spoken!” (Jeremiah 1:7-8 NLT) He also told Jeremiah in verse five, "I knew you ... I sanctified you ... I ordained you."
God's way is always best. If you’re a square peg, don’t even think about trying to fit in that round hole. Keep learning, growing, and moving forward until you find that sweet spot God designed just for you. It will be a perfect fit.
What about you? Have you found that sweet spot? We would love to hear from you.
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