Most of us have either met or know of someone trying to be somebody. The girl or boy who tries really hard to be liked by others and to be invited and included to do things. They most likely try to please others, even mimic behaviors and to develop the same hobbies and interests of those they want to like them. I, for one think there’s more to these stories than meets the eye. All too often people feel left out or they feel invisible and even worse ridiculed when they are noticed. Most notably for no other reason than being different. All humans have the capacity to be cruel and vicious as well as the capacity to love and show kindness. In the cases of cruelty, it truly has more to do with the accusers inadequacies than of the accused. Those individuals who always find faults in others rarely ever recognize the truth staring back at them in a mirror or hear the cruelty in their words in their own ears. Just because people are different doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with them. I’m not sure why it is we assume people are the way they are simply by choice. Sometimes life doesn’t give you choices! Sometimes things happen to us for no other reason than people want to hurt one another. When treating others with negativity because of their circumstances only proves that we have no compassion or desire to see others succeed in life. How one reacts and moves forward when faced with these obstacles is the choice we need to concentrate on. Life is not fair and no one ever said it would be. Ancestry and genetics along with social, environmental and economical challenges all play a role in our development and growth from childhood to adolescents to youth into adulthood. If there’s a single thing I’ve learned in life so far it is this…”Just because someone tells you something is true, does not mean it is true!” If someone says you’re not pretty, this only means that the person saying it has limited abilities to recognize pretty, we are all pretty/beautiful in ways that only a few will ever truly be able to see. Here’s a truth I know and believe with all my heart, we are all created by God with each of us having our own purpose and that God loves us unconditionally.
Ephesians 2:10 “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
Psalm 139:13-16 “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
Ephesians 3:17-19 “…so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.”
I know that my words will not change things for anyone struggling or those wanting to made a difference in the world or in just a single person and I am completely OK with that because I know that God holds the power and truth and He is the one I want you to believe in and to trust in, He promises to always be with you~ALWAYS! Hebrews 13:5 “…Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
~Blessings and Peace~