I’ve moved many times in my life. I’ve lived in three states. I’ve lived in different cities, and different parts of those different cities. I’ve been the new girl a few times. I’m also in the middle of my family, which if you are a middle child, you know that you try to figure out where you fit in. So, moving doesn’t always help this because you are trying to figure out where you fit in at this new place. For many, many years, I never knew my value, or my impact because I was constantly moving around, and trying to find my way.
Fast forward to my adult years…I’ve lived in the same city, but I’ve moved several times. I was still wondering where do I fit? How can I make a difference? What is my purpose? But in the midst of all that thinking, I remembered that I’m always home, when I am in relationship with the Father. God is my dwelling place. I have purpose when I stand firm on the foundation of God. No more second guessing my purpose as a middle child. No more wondering, why I went through what I went through as we moved around. No more thinking there is no place for me.
If you are torn today, and wondering, “who am I? What am I here for? I have no place. I’ve moved too much. I’ve done too much.” I want to encourage you that no matter how far you go, or how much you’ve tried to “fit in”, God has a place for you. I’ve found my purpose by dwelling in Him. I’ve found my peace there. I’ve found my happiness. I’ve found my joy. No more second guessing because God spells it out plain and clear. I am His child, and He has a place for me. And guess what? All of that is true for you! He loves you. You fit with Him.
Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.
He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find
refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. ~Psalm 91:4
If you make the Most High your dwelling-even the LORD, who is my refuge-
then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent.
When you dwell with the Lord, and accept Him as your Lord and savior, you become part of the body of Christ. You are not alone. You have sisters and brothers to do life with. Ephesians 2:19-22, lets you know that you aren’t a foreigner! You have a place!
Smile and be a blessing!
If you don’t have a personal relationship with Jesus,say this prayer:
God thank you for sending Jesus, to die on the cross, and to be raised again. I ask you to forgive me for my sins, cleanse me and make me new! I will live for you, all the days of my life. In Jesus name, AMEN!
You are saved! 🙂