Monday, August 3, 2009

fitting in...

I ran across this photo one day, and for some reason I was struck by it...
Yes, it's definitely cute. And fun.

But, it also reminds me what I feel like sometimes... like I'm trying to fit in, trying to find a place where I belong.

No matter how I hard I try to be like the others, I'm still a cat...not a raccoon. I can put on a mask... but it doesn't change who I am.

This applies to our Christian life-- we are not of this world. We will never completely fit in here. We will never be completely at home here.

It also applies to my own life and how I see myself. Sometimes I feel so out of place, so not-belonging... and I want to wear a mask to fit in. I want to belong. I want to be a raccoon and fit in nicely with the other raccoons. But, I'm not a raccoon. God has made me just the way He wants me to be. He has made me just as it pleased Him... and I must remember and delight in who He has made me to be!

"For You created my inmost being;
You knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Your works are wonderful,
I know that full well. "
~Psalm 139:13-14
I will praise Him... for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I know that full well. Thank You, Father, for creating me as I am and for loving me as You have made me!


  1. I have felt like that ... outsider, unwanted, don't fit, different. Then the Lord showed me that was a lie from satan and I have claimed His truth (albeit not perfectly) since.

    You are most precious and beautiful and I am honored to call you friend and thankful that you are in my life. Be blessed precious one!

  2. Oh boy. Is this ever good. Thank you, Sharilyn, for a great post.

  3. I think everyone feels like an outsider from time to time, afraid to march to their own beat and then they discover we're all marching together in our unique way

  4. thanks, ladies! i appreciate each one of you and your encouraging and insightful comments!


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