In the risk of being vulnerable, I have to admit, that I often feel invisible.
Am I alone here, or do you feel the same? Can you relate? I bet you can.
It seems those cracks that people speak about falling through….I manage to hit them straight on more often than not.
At one time, this would have been enough for me to stand up and walk away. It hurts to be forgotten about; insignificant to those around me.
It hurt years ago, and it still hurts now.
The only difference between then and now is that I have learned to turn my eyes towards the loving face of Jesus. Each time I feel my presence seems irrelevant; I struggle desperately to focus on him. If I don’t, I will continue to be offended and then angered. Then, I will walk away; more bitter than I was before.
I have spent a lifetime walking away from others, from situations, from unspoken pain.
And I now know, that unless I follow Jesus, I will continue to do so.
Jesus desires for me to remain in him, so I can grow to become more like him; so I can overcome the pettiness, the button pushing, which too often has distressed me to the extreme.
While challenges continue, I am getting better as each one rears its ugly head.
The devil, of course, doesn’t like this. He will continue to ensure those cracks not only appear, but widen….and multiply.
It’s my duty, as a follower of Christ, and to myself, to believe the truth; to honestly believe the truth. And the truth is this:
Jesus loves me; He died for me. I am not insignificant. I am loved. I am special.
I can walk ahead in love, overlooking the pain, overlooking the cracks. I can pick myself up again and again….because I know the truth and it will set me free.
It’s so worth saying again: Jesus loves me; He died for me. I am not insignificant. I am loved. I am special.
And so are you!
Because Jesus loves you; He died for you. You are not insignificant. You are loved. You are special.
Have a great day, loved one. Walk in His everlasting love!