Have you ever found a blouse or shoes that you fell in love with, but were disappointed because they didn’t have your size? I hate it when I can’t find my size in clothes or shoes that I really like! I’m not much of a shopping junkie so if & when I find something that I really like, its an even greater disappointment when I can’t find my size. Sometimes, I’ve bought the item in the wrong size, thinking that I could fix it somehow to fit properly. It never works out when I get the wrong size, no matter how hard I try.
This is true for us with God & who He has made us to be. At various times in our lives, we wish that we were different than who we are. Sometimes, I wish I was more like my mom. Sometimes, I wish I was more like other people whom I respect. But when I have tried to be someone other than who God has made me to be, its like trying to wear clothes that don’t fit. Life gets uncomfortable. This is kind of like when David was preparing to fight Goliath & he put on Saul’s armor – it didn’t fit & was uncomfortable. Maybe this armor would have gotten in his way with his sling – we don’t know. But this much is true, when we try to be someone other than who God has made us to be, then we’ll never successfully achieve God’s destiny and purpose for our lives. I’m supposed to be Sarah and not Marilyn. You’re supposed to be you and not someone else. The only person we’re supposed to imitate is Jesus. Make the decision to wear what fits & to grow in grace through the work of the Holy Spirit. 🙂