Ever feel like a misfit? Like you don’t measure up or conform enough? Like you’re just too different?
Author Karla Akins knows the feeling but is encouraged by other nonconformists in the Bible. She says:
Now that I’m a grandmother (okay – old), I find great comfort in the Bible’s stories of older women used by God.
Let’s consider Elizabeth. In her old age, Elizabeth became pregnant and bore the very one who would baptize our Lord and proclaim His coming.
Imagine the patience and sense of humor it must have taken to raise the child who became known as John the Baptist.
Zechariah: Where’s John? Doesn’t he know it’s time for dinner?
Elizabeth: Oh yes, dear, but he ate too many locusts this afternoon and won’t be joining us.
Never think you’re too old, or odd or unworthy for God to use you. He has a purpose for each one of us. Whether we’re running around wearing camel’s hair coats and eating bugs, or sporting our mismatched grandma socks.
No matter your past, God has a beautiful plan for your future. He is always up to something good.
Karla’s new book The Pastor’s Wife Wears Biker Boots! is about a bunch of women who don’t quite fit in. Pre-order your copy for a side-splitting read filled with laughter, surprises, and God’s good grace.
13 thoughts on “Ever feel different?”
I just got my copy of Karla’s book in the mail yesterday. I can’t wait to read it. That title got my attention, made me laugh, therefore, I had to buy it.
Looking forward to how God will use this ol…grandma.
You’ll love it, Sandy!
Thanks for stopping by and for reading my book, Sandy. Let me know how you like it!
Yes, Sandy. You’ll love it! Only there won’t be an locusts of camel coats, just
lots of love and laughter.
Thanks for such nice words, Linda!
I laughed so much when reading this book, my husband finally had to ask what it was about. But there’s one scene in particular that made me cry. It’s that kind of “ride.”
Thanks for reading this blog post and my book, Susan! Your support means so much to me.
Thanks for reading, Susan. I can’t wait to share a copy with a friend.
Thanks so much for hosting me on your blog today, Davalynn! You blog is beautiful.
I’m a misfit! Can’t be helped.
I will be reading Karla’s book real soon!
It’s nice to know we don’t have to be cookie-cutters!
Love your blog,Davalynn