“Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you. Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you: A prophet to the nations—that’s what I had in mind for you.”
But I said, “Hold it, Master God! Look at me. I don’t know anything. I’m only a boy!”
God told me, “Don’t say, ‘I’m only a boy.’ I’ll tell you where to go and you’ll go there. I’ll tell you what to say and you’ll say it. Don’t be afraid of a soul. I’ll be right there, looking after you.” God’s Decree. Jeremiah 1:5-8 MSG
Have you ever felt you just didn’t fit in? That perhaps you’ll never be understood? Have you ever heard God speak to you and ask you to say or do something that made absolutely no sense at all?
Most of the Prophets from the old testament were led by God to do or say things that made no sense at all, but they learned to trust what they heard and declare it even though it cost them family, friends and sometimes their future.
Perhaps you’re seeking affirmation from people when all along you should be seeking affirmation from God. Who called you, God or man? Who is asking for your service, God or man? Prophets often feel isolated and lonely simply because they don’t fit in the mold of others.
Prophets often speak what they’re told and the opposite seemingly occurs. Let me help with that. Remember when Samuel anointed David king of Israel? What happened in the natural? Absolutely nothing! David went back to the sheep, doing what he always did. But Samuels obedience set something into action in the supernatural realm and it always happens there first.
David killed Goliath, which made his name known in places it would never have been known. There’s always a process to words delivered. Don’t think you’ve missed God when it fails to manifest right away. It may take days, weeks, months or even years, but without your obedience, the wheels of process would never have begun.
It’s ok to not fit in. It’s ok to not be liked or loved. God may see something in you that no one else does, so learn to love who you are, who He made you to be. Most of all, learn to love and trust God. He’s looking for those who will say what He says and do what He does. If that looks weird, so be it! Better to obey and be laughed at and talked about by man, then to disappoint and grieve the Holy Spirit.
“You will also decree a thing, and it will be established for you; And light will shine on your ways. When you are cast down, you will speak with confidence, and the humble person He will save. He will deliver one who is not innocent, and he will be delivered through the cleanness of your hands.” Job 22:28-30