I am not going to fit in…and that is okay. It is safe to say that Sara and I have not always fit into the normal crowd. We are amazing people with great hearts and a stable home. However, it doesn’t mean that everyone likes us. As a matter of fact, we just don’t fit in. No matter where we go, we seem to be on the outside. It has taken me a while to accept it, but that is okay.
Now, just because I say that I have accepted it doesn’t mean I like it. What it means is that we are set apart from most people. We are fortunate. We have each other and our intermediate family is extremely close. We used to ask the question, “What is wrong with us?”
I never fully got the answer, but I did come across this; “But you are not like that, for you have been chosen by God himself—you are priests of the King, you are holy and pure, you are God’s very own—all this so that you may show to others how God called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:8-9 (TLB) The thing about this passage is that when we are chosen by God Himself, we are not chosen to simply blend in but to stand out. We are not called to be chameleons but to be a white tiger. Maybe not a white tiger, per se, but it is a good example.
The white tiger is a tiger in the wild in the Indian states and stands out in the crowd. You cannot miss it. As a believer, we are called to stand out. If we blend in, why would anyone want what we have if it is just like what they already have? That is why I can say “I am not going to fit in…and that is okay.”