I’ve had this text on my mind for a couple of weeks now. I have heard these verses before but they have just meant so much more to me lately... “As indeed he says in Hosea, "Those who were not my people I will call 'my people,' and her who was not beloved I will call 'beloved.'" "And in the very place where it was said to them, 'You are not my people,' there they will be called 'sons of the living God.'"”
Romans 9:25-26 ESV Sometimes we are really aware of feeling isolated, alone, not belonging, at the edge of the wilderness but this promise - in the very place where you were called “not my people” you will be called “sons of God”. There are a lot of people who feel like they have been told - explicitly or it was implied - “you don’t belong here” and I want to remind you - that’s not true. You might have been told “you’re out of place here” but I’m learning that those are the places where your presence is most needed. The lies that you have been told are on them - it’s not your fault.
You - with all of your beautiful oddness, unique quirks, your own story of hurt and healing, your passions and sensitivity- you are so very needed. You may still be trying to figure out where you fit, and you might be in the process of transitioning from one place to another, but you do belong and you are so very dearly loved.