Have you ever felt like a misfit or an outcast? Sometimes we go through life trying so hard to fit in. We try to impress people by being everyone but ourselves. Even when we look like everyone else and sound like everyone else we can feel completely rejected and alone. In truth after striving so hard to fit in we often find that we stick out even more.
God loves misfits. He always has a plan for those who accept their unique identity. Moses was a Hebrew who grew up in the Egyptian Pharaoh's Household. He rejected his people’s oppressors and gave up his inheritance. Sadly Moses found that the Hebrews did not accept him. However, God accepted Moses, and called him to rescue his people from oppression. Moses stopped trying to fit in and stepped in to His destiny.
There are so many people in the Bible that God chose for greatness who could be considered outcasts. Joseph was hated by his brothers and sold into slavery and he became second in command of all of Egypt. Esther was an orphan in a country not her own and she eventually became queen over that country. Ruth was a Moabite widow in a strange land. Her loyalty and kindness became famous in Israel and she married the sought after bachelor, Boaz. And Ruth received a place in the genealogy of Christ.
Jesus spent most of His time with ordinary people, outcasts and misfits, as well as known sinners. He touched lepers, healed the sick, and set the captives free. He loved the hurting and broken and served humanity.
Jesus looked past gender, race, religion, economic status and any and every possible label. Jesus did not see labels. He simply loved people and people loved Him. Where Jesus went people followed. Jesus did not repel anyone except for the religious elite who were bound by their rules. Everyone came to Him to receive life, miracles, healing, wholeness and restoration.
You are not rejected. God has made a way for us all to be accepted. When we simply receive Jesus into our hearts, we become God’s beloved child. Beloved means cared for, highly valued, cherished, adored, doted on, dear to the heart and greatly loved. Be rooted in God’s unfailing love and step into your unique identity and God-designed destiny.
Eph 1:6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.