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Not Like Them

These faces seem so unfamiliar… they look like they belong…  I feel so out of place.  So different. So “not” like them.

Is this feeling of exclusion always going to invade everything I do?  I didn’t grow up happy…  I didn’t grow up belonging…     And now, here I am, middle aged, and I still feel like a stranger among friends.  Will I ever get to the place where I don’t sit there and doubt every word I say, every emotion I feel, every choice?

I’m not sure what each day will bring.   I think I know what God wants me to do, even though some days I feel horribly incompetent.  One thing I am certain of– I know that each and every day is a new opportunity for me to start fresh.

I can’t change what happened ten, twenty, or thirty years ago…  I can’t change the awkward thing I said or did five seconds ago…  but I CAN make a conscious effort to try to make a difference to someone else- maybe there is someone out there like me, watching me, listening,  and too afraid to say, “Hey, I understand you, I’ve gone through the same things!”   After all, don’t we just want to be able to find someone who actually gets us, that doesn’t look at us like we are damaged?

My hope and prayer is that you, first of all, embrace your awkward self, your weirdness, your out of place personality, and realize that your ability to stand out in a crowd is a gift that can be used to bring in more people like you.  You can be a leader, you can be the different one and, in fact, you are more like Jesus than you realize.  YES- YOU!!

Do you think Jesus led people to know God by blending in?  Do you think he would’ve gotten anyone’s attention by looking, acting, and being like everyone else?  NO!!

So, today, take a moment and be thankful for being different.  For once, realize that you will create change, you will impact lives, you will make a difference because of the fact that you don’t blend in with everyone else- and THAT is what makes you beautiful!!

Jeremiah 1:5 “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations.”   So see, you weren’t meant to fit the mold- you were born to break it!  You were born for more.

Prayers for peace, and I hope this message helped you today.  Please share with someone you think needs to hear it, too.

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Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

You have a gift that was bestowed upon you even before you were placed on this earth.   The problem arises when we are taught to ignore those inherent feelings and listen to what society tells us is the appropriate path for our lives.

God has a reason for you to be here.

No one is greater, more special, or more deserving.

We all have a plan.

We all matter in the eyes of Father God.

Close your eyes and imagine yourself being happy.  What comes to mind when you think about this?

What comes to mind when you think about this?

Excerpt from Boss Lady Believer by Angela Walsh

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You Are Gifted

1 Corinthians 12:4-7 ESV

4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good.

Do you realize that you were made for, and with, a purpose?

Think about that one…   YOU have a PURPOSE

One God… Many People… Many Gifts

How are you using your gifts to help others?  How do you know what your gifts are?

Think about it…  are there things that come naturally to you?  Things that you enjoy? Things that motivate you and drive you to do better?

You are not made to drudge through a miserable existence.  You have God-given gifts that were created to make life better and praise the One who created us.

Imagine using those gifts as the foundation for your business.  Do you think you would struggle as much if you were living each day using the gifts given?  If you are fulfilling your true purpose, defining your life the way it was meant to be, and not being ashamed of anything done in HIS name, you would be so fulfilled and ready to encourage others.

Make a list of what you truly enjoy, then think of how you can create a life around that list.  Do what you love, and you’ll never “work” a day of your life again.

Be blessed and Be a blessing

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