I was chatting with a friend and somehow the theme of feeling invisible came up. Since my move to TX, I’ve had the recurring theme of feeling invisible, ignored, and disregarded. We both agreed that it feels like rejection. And it hurts real bad when it’s a friend, family member, or someone close to you.
Let me clarify. There’s been numerous situations (too many to keep track) in which I’ve either asked a friend for feedback, support, and help in a certain area.
My emails are ignored. People don’t have time to meet. I get the typical response, “I’ll look into it,” or… “I’ll get back to you.”
Has this ever happened to you? You ask for help (in one form or another) and you get nothing? People (friends, acquaintances, family, co-workers, etc.) will in one way or another disappoint you. They just will. And you will disappoint them. For the past year and a half, this has been the recurring theme. I was telling my friend how this really challenged me on so many levels. I’ve even had moments of doubting God’s purpose for my life.
So, I laid it all down at His feet. I told the Lord I can’t do ministry alone. I just can’t. And we can’t do life alone. But how can we do life when others don’t have time to do life with you? How can we be there for others when we don’t make time for them?
If I’m going to be honest (which I usually am – LOL), I’m done with working on my own strength to build something that nobody is interested in. Instead, I’m working on waiting on the Lord’s timing… allowing Him to lead me in every detail… resting in His presence, and leaning on His strength.
And so that’s where I am. Resting. I’m focusing on fully living this moment. Focusing on the people He’s brought into my life to give me words of encouragement that I too need to hear. Because I’ve found myself comforting others, sharing a shoulder to cry on, taking time to hear other’s pain… all along, longing for someone to hear mine.
But God in His mercy, meets us where we are. His touch is gentle. His words are life to my soul. His voice is clear.
- God never disappoints
- God never fails
- God is always with you
- God sees you
- God knows you
- God calls you unto Him
You are seen and noticed by your Heavenly Father.
If you’ve ever felt invisible, ignored, set aside, not good enough, and imperfect, remember that God is with you ~ always. He never leaves your side. He is for you.
“The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?” ~ Psalm 118:6 (NLV)
Fan the flame!