Life has its ups and downs. Its mess ups and hang ups. Its great moments and terrifying circumstances. Its disappointments and challenging decisions. Its achievements and failures. Ever feel like you just need someone to think you are great, awesome and wonderful to have as a friend when you are going through what life throws at you? I think in these times we go through the devil is quick to be there and tell you that you are not great, not awesome and not wonderful enough to be a friend. We get torn down by life and lay there helpless as the thoughts roll in.
You think, “Oh I’ve dropped the ball again and everyone is gonna notice!” So easily the memories of being told you did a great job or that you are lovely and fun to have around, suddenly sink to the bottom of the ocean. Well I don’t know about you, but for me, I don’t tend to remember when that pat on the back comes and I hear, “Well Done!”. I start thinking that my talents and personality are just not what people want to be hanging around.
I have to remember that in the bible God says, “I will never leave you or forsake you!” Running to God with needing to feel great and adored and praised is the best place we can go. A couple of weeks ago I was feeling like no one thought I was great and what I had to offer was just not what people wanted. It has taken me a couple of weeks to “get over it” per say, but God so softly reminded me that HE thinks I’m great. I don’t need to praises of man to complete who I am, when who I am is in Him and Him alone.
I saw a pastor post this on twitter the other day, “If you don’t live by the praises of men you won’t die from their criticism.” I really took this to thought, because it is true. If what I was feeling was because I wanted man to praise me for my talents, then like his post said, I will die from their criticism. If you want someone to think you are great, look up and get smiled on by God, the one who truly thinks we are the greatest thing ever!