I used to feel like the black cat in my family. (I prefer to cuddle cats over sheep, so pardon my twist on the expression!) Like I didn’t fit with everyone else.
In some ways, that is true. I am not gifted in the same way my parents & brother are, nor my husband.
God has been revealing to me thought that feeling like I don’t fit has two aspects to it: one is from Him, the other not.
I always fit in His family, for He made me a perfect fit for the purpose for which He created and called me.
When isolation begins to rear its negative head, God reminds me that I was not meant to be a loner.
This cat may need lots of catnaps and alone time with Him, but she is best when balanced in community.
Now He has placed me in a family which challenges me at times, and I am sure I similarly challenge them with my differences too.
But I would not exchange them for anything.
The more I hang out with my hubby, kids, parents, best friends and extended family?
The more I realize that this fellowship gifted to me by my King, and the more grateful and thankful I become.
I suspect Jesus and I are a lot more alike than I recently came to realize.
We love our family & friends, but also need regular time in His Presence on our own to help keep us focused and on target.
So I have begun to embrace my uniqueness, and instead of comparing myself to others, I have been asking God on how to best compliment the others I am with.
I am excited to share I am shortly heading on vacation to one of my favorite places for a week to reconnect with some of my extended family, and one of my high school besties.
And I am sensing God wants me to put down my keyboard, and be all in. So no writing for me again until July 26th here on the blog.
I will still be posting on my social media accounts ( @HopenHisPresenz on IG, Twitter & FB), but I am giving myself the grace to go with the flow and be fully present wherever I find myself verse posting in a set schedule.
PS> Thank you for your kind comments and encouraging words, friend. You have no idea how timely they have been as He has spoken to me through you!
#community #family #bettertogether