Do you ever feel unwanted?
What about that friend who always makes plans–but never includes you? Let’s talk about that spouse who walked out the door–forever. Or, maybe the child who never comes around or calls leaves us in tears or dismay.
Feeling unwanted hurts.
It sooths about as much as stepping on a sandbur (or regular, old field burs) with our bare feet. Ouch!
I’ve faced times when I’ve felt this way, especially in those formative younger and teen years. Think teenage dating scene.
And you know what?
Those situations, ones that seemed benign or deemed as a typical part of the growing up years (just “get over it”, but I didn’t) helped seed lies I believed for YEARS.
Years. Decades. Oy.
We wrestle not with flesh and blood….
…but against darkness and spiritual wickedness. (Eph. 6:12)
It’s not people we battle. Darkness wages war. We stand in the crosshairs–anything to keep focus and glory from Christ.
Isn’t it crazy how we believe or handle life and reactions to events based on a misplaced notion?
(Find more helpful posts for overcoming pesky wayward emotions here.)
But in Christ, we find hope for feeling unwanted. In Him, WE ARE WANTED.
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