Trying too hard to fit

I seem to spend my life trying to fit in or getting things to fit.

Whether it's fitting into society, fitting into jeans, getting others to fit in with my ideal or trying to fit everything in - life just seems to be about making it fit.

But how much of what I'm trying to fit is like trying to get a square peg into a round hole?
What if I'm the round hole and am trying to change a square peg person to be round - or trying to change myself to be square?!
I'm not made to change completely - into something I'm not and neither are others. Even with God it's no use praying that He will make that complete change.

But God, can change us

He smooths out rough edges, shapes us and stretches us so we grow.
So when you have this square and this circle and you smooth them out and stretch them - it just happens, without even realising all of a sudden you're both an oval!! And that fits.

With a little understanding of why God changes me, with a lot of obedience as he does and an open heart that He willing fills with joy He gently changes my shape to make it all fit.

So I've stopped trying to force things to fit and sit with an open heart and mind and allow God to make things fit as only He knows how.

Today I'm linking my post with Friday link up at Essential thing devotions and Chasing Joy

(This post was first published in June 2011)


  1. Love the fact that we have written about similar themes today! Thanks for linking up at Essential Fridays. Blessings.

  2. Oh yes, Tania - 'He smooths out rough edges, shapes us and stretches us so we grow.' I so agree. Blessings.