To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. | Ephesians 1:6 (KJV)
I hear the Lord saying, “My Bride, you are accepted and highly favored by Me! I don’t merely tolerate you, rather I celebrate you. I rejoice in your uniqueness; I love the things that others may consider to be quirky or strange. My child, do not try to change who I have created you to be. Others may not fully understand you, but know this: you are accepted in the beloved! Before a thought is on your tongue, I know it completely (Psalm 139:4). Truly My thoughts of you outnumber the sand on the seashore (Psalm 139:18).
You will be a crown of splendor in the LORD’s hand, a royal diadem in the hand of your God (Isaiah 62:3).
“Let not your heart be troubled, My love, even when those closest to you have seemingly rejected or forsaken you. Truly I am a Friend that sticks closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24). Do not ever try to dim your light in order to make others feel more comfortable. Keep shining! I have created you for more! Indeed, the very light inside of you penetrates the darkness. You may feel like you don’t fit in with certain people, but I see you as a rare flower in a field, and your color stands out brightly. I am causing your light to break forth, even in the midst of heartache and despair. Rejoice, My precious one, and know that you are fully accepted and fully loved by Me!
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you (Isaiah 60:1).