Participating in a mug swap is such a cool idea. I love coffee and I collect mugs, so how could this be any better? As I prepared to mail the mug I discovered that not one of the conventional boxes I have makes a good safe fit for the mug. I will have to spend some time finding the right box for this special gift.
Isn’t that like life? Sometimes we just don’t fit. Sometimes the situation doesn’t fit our hopes and dreams. Sometimes we just want to fit in. We want things nice and tidy including ourselves. We want to wrap things up and move them on out. We want to wrap ourselves in the normal life so that others will want to get to know us better – normal packages you know.
Oh beloved, you’ve struggled to fit in but it doesn’t always happen. This morning God wants you to know that you were made to stand out! You’re not a square peg in a round hole and you’re no normal cup of coffee! It’s time to embrace your uniqueness and rejoice that God has plans for you that are unconventional and supernatural! You aren’t called to the ordinary and same old same old. You are called to the extraordinary and supernatural! You know in your heart that God made you the way you are – and He has plans for you that won’t box you in and won’t keep you hidden beneath the layers of coverings that most people use. Because God says you are beautiful, treasured and loved He wants you to be seen! You are so worthy and you don’t have to fit in to anything or any group. You were made to fit right in with Jesus and stand out in a crowd for the Gospel! God could have chosen any old body for you, but He fashioned you before you were even seen by the world to be exquisite and beloved and called out. You have things to do! No ordinary cup of tea are you! You were oh so worth it to the Lord and you are oh so important in the body of Christ for such a time as this!
God loves you and He’s for you! Jump out of the box and into the Light! Speak out His truth and share His love! Tell about His excellent glory and share His love, joy and acceptance as you stand out in the Light of His wonderful love!
Ephesians 2:10 For we are His workmanship (a masterpiece) [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus [reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, ready to be used] for good works, which God prepared [for us] beforehand [taking paths which He set], so that we would walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us]. Amplified
Psalm 100:3 Know that the LORD Himself is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Psalm 139:15 My frame was not hidden from You, when I was being formed in secret, and intricately and skillfully formed [as if embroidered with many colors] in the depths of the earth. Amplified