My name is Walinda and I am a hot mess of a Christian. For as long as I can remember I have felt like an outlier. An outsider who doesn’t fit in with any group that I am in. Not within my family, my circle of friends or even in the Church.
The choices I’ve made, the things done to me, my natural bent – – I believe they’ve all served to cause me to feel the way I feel. Different from everyone else. Broken, defective and like I just don’t belong.
Maybe like me, you have felt this way too. Perhaps, like me, your experiences served to compound that feeling of ‘not fitting in’.
I used to try to fit in. But I always felt awkward, alone and misunderstood, regardless of my efforts.
To be honest, I still carry that awkwardness within me. It still creeps up to challenge my place and role as a child of God, a christian in ministry, a wife, a mother, and friend.
But see, I’m beginning to wonder, what if I was not made to fit in? What If I am right where God wants me to be? Brokenness and all? What would it look like to embrace this identity that includes brokenness? Recognizing that my worth, my strength and my identity are in Christ alone?
Here on these pages, I explore this question amongst others. I’m trying to find my place, and live within my calling for the glory of God. Not perfectly but by His grace. Won’t you join me?