As people who have a revelation of grace. When we start walking in the freedom and truth that comes along with it, we look different. Many times our choices seem so contrary to the world around us, and that seems to make us outsiders. Never really fitting in or flowing with the rest of the crowd. 
I am not here to encourage you to keep swimming in the opposite direction or to share that you are not alone in your exile.
Instead, I offer a change of perspective.
Imagine a fortified city.  This city has strong walls, tall towers and a mighty clean river flowing through it. The thing is this stronghold is scarcely populated. The majority of people are actually camping outside the gates. They crowd together taking security that their meager existence looks like everyone else around them.
Then there are the few. The ones who have woken up and look around. They have perceived the shelter, provision, and blessing just waiting beyond the crowd. They have found out who they truly are and the rights that come along with it. One by one they exit the group and walk into the abundance that has always been there.
We are not the outsiders. We are the blessed not because we are special but because we have returned to what has been made available through Jesus.
No longer the outsiders, we are the Blessed, we are the Children of the City!

Ephesians 2:19-22 (The Passion Translation)
So, you are not foreigners or guests, but rather you are the children of the city of the holy ones, with all the rights as family members of the household of God.  You are rising like the perfectly fitted stones of the temple; and your lives are being built up together upon the ideal foundation laid by the apostles and prophets, and best of all, you are connected to the Head Cornerstone of the building, the Anointed One, Jesus Christ himself!
This entire building is under construction and is continually growing under his supervision until it rises up completed as the holy temple of the Lord himself.  This means that God is transforming each one of you into the Holy of Holies, his dwelling place, through the power of the Holy Spirit living in you!

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