God is not a being that will force us to go through turbulent times without experiencing them Himself. If God cared more about His reputation and His status in this world, then He would have sent His Son as a King: Crowned and evident to the world. Instead, ” He made Himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness” (Philippians 2:7). Jesus was the very thing that we look down to. He was the person that we would despise and mock because He didn’t fit in with everything else. Jesus was as much of an outsider as some of us. He knows what it means to be rejected, ridiculed, hated, abused, and alone. Yet, through all the pain this world caused Him, He still chose to die on the Cross for us. He was never sent to save the ones who thought they knew everything and was accepted as pillars of this life. He came for those whose light was dimmed from the moment they entered this world. He chose to be a savior to all those that are misplaced.
As faithful followers of Christ, we are misfits to this world. Our true selves will never be accepted here on earth. But if we push towards the mark, we will make it to the Cross. Our Heavenly Father will greet us and reprimand us on a job well done. He will be pleased that we chose discomfort, pain, and isolation for His name’s sake. When we walk through those pearly gates of Heaven, there will be no more pain or sorrow: only joy. Our lives do matter, but you have to decide what you want it to matter to. You will either matter to:
1. A world that will be scorched and non-existent
2. To a God that has overcome this world and is everlasting.
There is peace and joy while we still exist on this earth, but it is only evident when we rest in Jesus. “He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings you will find refuge” (Psalm 91:3-4). You should know that You serve a purpose that is greater than this world. You are loved! You are cherished! and You matter!