Are You The Black Sheep?

Tuesday, August 29th, 2023

God loves you the way you are, and as you walk in relationship with Him, you'll be transformed by Him.
Lauren Koch


Have you ever heard the phrase, the black sheep of a family? I definitely did, and I definitely identified with that statement until a little while ago. A friend of mine called it out and she said, “You’re not the black sheep of your family. God made you the way you were made, and He’s well pleased in it.”

Psalm 139 says, “Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex. Your workmanship is marvelous. How well I know it. You watched me as I was formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God, they cannot be numbered.”

This is a verse that I have completely held onto and I go back to almost weekly to remember that I was wonderfully made. Our lives are not an accident. Your life is not an accident. The complex, quirky things about your personality and the ways that you don’t fit into your family, or your friend groups, or your work culture are on purpose.

God made you on purpose. You’re not just here because your parents wanted to start a family, but you were ordained for this time. God brought you to the earth for now and don’t entertain the ideas of the enemy, which tell you that you’re too much, which tell you to shrink, or that make you wish you were different. God loves you the way you are, and as you walk in relationship with Him, you’ll be transformed by Him.

So I just pray for you. I pray that the complex nature, the unexplainable way that God made you just rest on you. The truth that you are beautifully and wonderfully made, and you were made for such a time as this. Amen.