Standing Out

A "Normal" person is the sort of person that might be designed by a committee. You know, "Each person puts in a pretty color and it comes out gray."  - Alan Sherman

I always felt different growing up due to childhood secrets. I wanted to fit in, blend in and just be normal. I hadn't a clue that "normal was just a setting on the washing machine."

Over the years I've come to realize that God didn't put me on this earth to be normal. He put me on this earth to stand out, to be different and to do the things He designed only me to do.

I may be average on the outside with my reddish-brown hair and my hazel green eyes. However, I know I am not average in my heart. And, neither are you.

I'm more than my "Casper the friendly Ghost" skin, favorite pair of jeans and tall boots. I'm more than my past. And, so are you.

I'll admit that at times I struggle with wanting more - especially when I see happy couples and newborn babies. However, I now know that I am not "less than" because I don't currently have those things. And, neither are you.

This past year I've come to realize that my current position in life is exactly where I am supposed to be. I've learned that it's okay to be the "weirdness" that makes me who I am. My path is uniquely different. God has a special purpose designed just for me. And, He has a special purpose designed just for you.

This realization that it's okay to be at peace with where I am in life is freeing. I'm learning and growing and experiencing life in accordance with His plan. Remembering all of this helps me relax and enjoy life. I hope it will for you, too.

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