Sometimes the words just want to escape my mouth or get pounded out on my keyboard…”do you even see me??” It could be in a room full of people, at work, it could be on social media, in groups on Facebook. Do you see me?
There are so many times I feel totally invisible. I don’t really ever feel as though I am not liked. I know my friends like me or they wouldn’t be my friends. But I feel invisible. It’s as if I just blend in with the crowd. It makes me feel lacking, uninteresting, dull, ordinary. It makes me feel as though there is nothing outstanding about me. I just blend.
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I am a new blogger and I fall into the comparison trap where I am not looking necessarily at more established bloggers, because I expect them to be way ahead of where I am. I tend to look at bloggers who are also new and think “What am I missing? What is it they are doing that I am not? What is it about them that I am lacking? Am I really just unlikable?”
The enemy wants me to feel inadequate. He wants me to compare. He wants me to doubt my influence. He wants me to pack it in and take my marbles and go home. He won’t try something more overt like making me believe people dislike everything about me! That wouldn’t work on me and he knows it. No…he is more subtle. He will make me feel…invisible. He will make me base my worth and value on mere popularity. It’s like being in high school again, wondering why all the cool kids don’t like you as much as others! It’s a tactic to make you just slowly back down and not try because over time you feel like no one is listening anyway.The enemy wants me to feel inadequate. He wants me to compare. He wants me to doubt my influence. Click To Tweet
It’s just that! It’s a tactic!! It’s a lie!! He will make me believe numbers determine my worth! That likes and comments on posts are indicative of my value! That if people don’t respond to me the way they do to someone else it means I am not as well loved! But it doesn’t make the feeling any less real and it doesn’t make it hurt less when we feel overlooked.
I think we all feel invisible at times. I think we all sometimes feel as if we are wallflowers. And it could very well be that at times, we are. But those times could be our doing. When I start to feel like I’m invisible I can sometimes retreat more and create more of what makes me feel that way.
But I am not invisible…not to the One who matters. Oh there are times I feel as if I am. I am sure we have all felt at times like God is not listening or doesn’t want to answer us. I am sure we have all wondered if we somehow missed God and now He is silent. But we are never invisible to Him.I am sure we have all wondered if we somehow missed God and now He is silent. But we are never… Click To Tweet
Deuteronomy 31:6 says:
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Isaiah 41:10 says:
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
And Matthew 28:20:
“… And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
These are just some of the verses that show that God is always there. He may be silent at times but that does not mean He does not see us, love us, desire to spend every moment possible with us. It could be because He is telling us to wait, or it could be us. It could be He is silent because we failed to go to Him about it. It could be He is waiting on us. It could be we keep seeking His hand (what He can do for us) and not His face (just spending time with Him).
It could be the same with people. Maybe we aren’t reaching out. Maybe we are withdrawn. Maybe they are waiting on us too!
So when you go through times when you feel invisible, remember that you are always number one to your Father in Heaven. Seek His face, not always His hand and then we will see He is there waiting to talk with us.
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