Fitting in is something I am learning is just pointless to do in life. Too much stress, and work has to go into being the right person for everything. Something we are told when we are teens and children don’t try to fit in and be a follower. But then we become older and wake up to the fact we are doing just that as older adults, trying to fit in. we have to wear the right cloths, speak the right words. pray the right prayer. But when thinking on it why do we really do that?!?! I am not sure I even really know why. Is it that we feel we need the acceptance of others. Maybe we have trapped our selves into that center minded world. Maybe we grow up that way and don’t know any other way. In Romans 12:2 it says.. “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” We don’t need to try to be perfect in the eyes of man but we are already perfect in God’s eyes! It’s that a great word of truth and good feeling to know that we don’t need to try to be people we are not. I think that is one of the reasons I loved Rich Mullins so much not just as a music artist but person. He was a person who was not trying to impress anyone. He lived for Christ and no one else. He dealt with his own struggles and not anyone else’s. And that’s something to note about how he lived. I think we get so enmeshed into other people’s problems in life. We feel we are able to fit what is broken then there lives. Or we try to pull people into our mess thinking they have a quick fit. But in reality It’s only Christ who can mend the broken. I think even in the local culture we try to fit in. Take our American regions for example. We have the Southerners, the Yankees, the Westerners and the Foreigners. Why is it we must fit into one of these groups just by the way we act or sound. I think this creates a boundary, But that’s another topic for another day. I think over all we need to define ourselves for who we really are and not that person or persons we try to become. I think our Worship can be in the same way. We try to worship God in a way that sees fitting for a group of people or that person your trying to please. Why can’t we just be who we are. Worship the way we want. Speak, act, walk and do what is true to ourselves. Without having that label or worrying about having to “fit in”.
Something to think about,