“Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.” (II Corinthians 6: 17-18)
Take your proper place. Don’t get lost in a crowd of human opinions and fears and expectations. Don’t get caught up with fitting in to that which is really too small and confining for you, not to mention to dingy and dark and unlovely.
Come out, with joyful gratitude, and be separate. This separateness from worldly beliefs and limits is not a lonely and unsupported place. We are united to God, to all that is right and good and infinite and sustaining and satisfying and peaceful and true. We may have stepped out of line from a waiting world, but we have taken our rightful place as the sons and daughters of God.
Don’t be shy about claiming your divine heritage and all that that means. Act like a child of God, and shine forth with the light of His Love. Refuse to lead a life that is less than full and joyous and satisfying for you. Refuse to give in to peer pressure and take a road that looks easier because it is more well-traveled, but which is actually darker, stonier, less beautiful, not to mention quite crowded.
We deserve better. Stepping out from the crowd and aligning oneself with God and His purpose, goodness, and love, is not a punishing loneliness. It is protection, affection, peace, and power. We find our real contentment as well as productivity when we are true not to mortal men, but to ourselves and to God.
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