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"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s Will is—HIS good, pleasing and perfect Will."

In one of my  Men of Hope Bible Studies at Lutheran Church of Hope...Mike said that growing up, he never felt like he "fit in". Like a square peg trying to be forced into a round hole. It just seamed that life...for Mike, was not to be Peaceful and Serene. Always the odd duck, the sore thumb, or as my Grandpa used to say while working in his wood shop..."A bubble off Plumb." Yet 
As Mike shared those Oh too familiar feelings, I looked around the room and noticed so many men nodding their heads as if they too "Resembled That Remark." 

Then came the Boom!  
Mike went on to say the when GOD granted the Gift of The Holy Spirit to him...he then realized that feeling of not fitting in was the way GOD had planned it.
We should not feel at home here on earth...because this earth is not OUR Home.
Our home awaits us with Our Heavenly HIS home, Heaven.

Those who follow Jesus are the square pegs trying to "fit in" a round hole... ( this world)
We don't "fit in" because this world is not our home.
Yet...They mock us because we don't "fit in"...
We pray for them because they DO!

thanks Mike for sharing your story.



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