Ever felt like a misfit? Sometimes we feel that way when God is testing our character and attitude about the season we are in. God uses misfits to accomplish His plan.
He used Moses to lead the people out of Eqypt. A man who couldn’t talk plain. He used Esther to save Israel-a woman who was an Israelite and found favor with the king. Sarah laughed when was told she was going to have a baby at her old age, David who killed a man and God anointed him king and Peter who denied Jesus three times but Jesus said He would build His Church on Peter .. and the list goes on.
When we read their stories, we can see how they responded and are encouraged by God’s faithfulness in bringing them through a time of transition,fulfilling His purpose for their lives.
The greatest temptation is to get discouraged, give up or stay small. Our transition may feel barren, lonely or like you are in a desert. We have to remember that God uses all things for His purpose, not just the good seasons. Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Sometimes, this is a result of spiritual warfare—the enemy wants us to become stuck in the place of transition. He wants us to stay small, not believe His promises are true and not grow into all God wants for our next season.
We have to trust God and not stay stuck. Transition brings strong hope, knowing that God is preparing us for a season of great things. He is taking and pruning our rough edges and branches so we can yield more fruit. John 15:1-2 says
“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. 2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He [a]prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.”
If you feel as a misfit, in a time of transition, remember to remain faithful. Spend the time in prayer, letting God bring His new vision birthed into your soul. Serve others while you wait. Is He telling you to align with leaders who will equip and bring your gifts out? Is he telling you to start a new business? Is He asking you to step out of your comfort zone?
Finish the transition strong. Step into your new season and don’t think or believe small! God’s plans are always bigger than our plans.