I’m a Square Peg

I know most of you, at least my older readers, have heard the phrase “trying to fit a square peg in a round hole”. I have spent a lot of my life trying to do that. You would think I would have learned my lesson, but I attempted it again recently.

A nearby church was looking for a staff member, so I thought I would inquire. I emailed them with hopes that they would tell me not to apply due to my divorce and remarriage. They encouraged me to pursue it, so I did. Tonight, I received the traditional “we feel led in a different direction” email. A part of me was relieved as I knew this was something I could do, but it most likely was not something God wanted me to do. God confirmed that, and I am grateful.

I am still at the stage of wondering what is next. I continue to realize how different I am, and I continue to feel like I am a square peg trying to fit into a round hole. I know that I will not have peace if I attempt to do something I am not called to do.

My advice to the reader: Don’t be afraid to stand out! If you are a born again believer, you were made to stand out. God did not call you to blend in. The world will not understand you, and it is not supposed to understand you. As our pastor has been preaching, God called us to be pioneers not settlers. Many of us choose to settle because it’s easy. Shake off the comfort and go against the grain. You’ll be surprised how God will use you.

4 thoughts on “I’m a Square Peg

  1. Taking your quote: “we feel led in a different direction”
    An amen to your points made in this post.
    When a crowd is rushing in one direction and an other is moving in the opposite direction, that one person seems mad. Until the crowd rushes off the edge of a cliff. – G.K. Chesterton
    There is nothing wrong in marching to the beat of different drum. So long as at the end of the march we have passed through the Narrow Gate.
    -Alan

  2. So much truth here. As a newer Christian, it almost alarms me how many people are wrapped up in church and smack a bow on top all the while missing the real point. I pray for those people and I start to panic a little knowing the road they’re walking down. Keep being a genuine, authentic Christ follower, Matthew. He certainly has a plan for you regardless of what others erroneously deem to be true.

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