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“My people are shrinking to fit into a space they are not meant for.”
This morning, the Lord gave me a dream in which round pegs were dropping into square holes. This is an analogy that we usually use where the round peg would not be able to fit into a square hole. However, as I inquired of the Lord about this picture, He said His people are becoming smaller to fit into an expected space.
John 15:19 reminds us that if we are of the world, the world will love us. The Passion Translation reads, “Just remember, when the unbelieving world hates you, they first hated Me. If you were to give your allegiance to the world, they would love and welcome you as one of their own.” The Lord warns us that many believers have modified their belief systems to fit into the world’s culture. We have entered ungodly negotiations and allegiances to fit the mold. In other words, we have lost the weight we are meant to carry in the spiritual realm. Because we have lost weight, we are fitting into places we are not to occupy.
The rest of the verse states, “But because you won’t align yourself with the values of this world, they will hate you.” When walking with Jesus and following the biblical mandates for our lives, we cannot afford ourselves to be a round peg that shrinks to fit into a square hole. We should, as Christians, be so full of the glory and weightiness of God that we cannot fit the world’s mold. The result of this means the world and its systems will hate us.
As God gave the warning, He also gave an invitation. I hear Him stating, “for many, the winter season has hit in both the natural and spiritual. Lose the mindset that you can only fatten up in the good summer season. I am calling you to fatten up in the winter. As you fatten up in the things of Me, you will back right out of the hole where you have fallen. You will step into the full weight of My glory, power, anointing and the authority you are created to carry. As you step into the fullness of who you are, you will find peace and security beyond what you imagine because you step back into Me.”
You are not created to fit into the world’s mold, brothers and sisters. Heed the word of the Lord. Adjust your focus and course so you are rightly aligned with who He has called you to be. It’s not too late.
Ruth Hendrickson is an ordained pastor, itinerant speaker, ministry trainer and board-certified biblical counselor who has extensive experience in the development, training and oversight of emotional healing ministry teams, recovery ministries, prophetic ministry, prayer ministries and women’s ministry. In addition, she is a course facilitator for Patricia King Institute and Charisma courses. She writes for Elijah List and Charisma and has a podcast titled “Real Truth with Ruth.” Through biblically based teachings and practical applications infused with love and laughter, her goal is to introduce people not only to the living God who saves, but also to the God who desires an intimate relationship with each one of us. Her books “Positioned – How to be Aligned & Empowered to Walk in Your Diving Destiny” and “Everyday Prophetic” will help you grow in your walk with God. Visit her website at ruthhendrickson.com.