This life is cruel and lonely at times. It leaves us feeling worn out and rejected. People sometimes only seem to care about themselves and often it gets tiring trying to show love and feel loved. I know I often get so caught up in what others think of me and how many friends I have. We often don't see our life to it's full intent and focus more on competition with others. We compare how popular we are, what job we have, our talents, our personality....and so on.
God made each of us individually. We are all different. We have unique personalities and traits. We all aren't meant to be the same. Others may learn faster, that is okay! you may not be as popular, that is okay! you may not have the skinniest body, and that is okay! We do not have to be perfect to be accepted by God. And we shouldn't have to be perfect to be accepted by others either. If others have a problem with who God made us to be, that is on them, it's not yours!
It's time to accept yourself for who God made you to be. God loved you from the very beginning and it's time to find that same love to accept yourself. Yes, you aren't perfect, but none of us are perfect except God!
Sometimes it feels like we get lost in a big world and it seems hard to find our place. Others seem like they fly ahead while we are left trying to figure out what is expected of us. Some of us don't have the confidence like others. Sometimes we just need a little boost of encouragement to encourage us on. Maybe it seems like others get all the praise and admiration when you are trying just as hard (or maybe harder). Know that God sees everything going on in your life. He sees the unseen and how others treat you. Nothing goes unnoticed-no tears, no hurts, no pain goes unnoticed. He sees the effort it takes. He sees the pain it causes. He know the struggles you're facing and He is proud of you for willingness to remain strong!
So if you feel like you are trying to find your place and you're feeling lost and alone, know that you aren't in it alone. God is with you. If you feel alone, He will be your friend. If you feel afraid He will stay by your side. If you feel unconfident, ask Him to show you how He sees you. If you feel unloved, ask Him to show you some of His love. You will never know just how much you mean to others and to God, but remember you have meaning in this world and you are loved by an awesome God!
Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy.
He who goes out weeping carrying seeds to sow,
will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him.
Blessed are all those who fear the Lord, who walk in His ways
you will eat the fruit of your labor;
blessings and prosperity will be yours.