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7/29/11 at 12:07 AM 0 Comments

Ever Feel Unwanted?

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Ever feel unwanted, unloved, unappreciated?... We all have at one time or another. The harsh reality is that in some cases it's the truth. Ever lost a job? I have. I was let go under the reason of "Employee Reduction," which really means they don't want you anymore. You're not valuable enough for them to keep you which is why you were on the company's list of unwanted employees. The reality is tough to accept, and a piece of your self-worth and confidence is snatched away within minutes.

Or how about something even more heart wrenching? A spouse decides they want a divorce. They tell you they are not in love with you anymore and have found someone else to focus their affection upon. Devastation! Your self-worth and heart are shot down, and you feel more unwanted than ever before.

Another example is an adopted child. When they find out that their parents aren't their blood parents a deep insecurity tries to get at them under the disguise of feeling unwanted. Am I a mistake, an inconvenience? Why wouldn't my blood parents want me? These questions—and more—stem from the feeling of being unwanted.

Maybe you're going through a tough time right now. You're dealing with emotions that stem from feeling unwanted or unloved in some way. You feel alone and isolated with no support. I know how you feel. I've been there a time or two, and it is one of the worst feelings to experience. The life and joy drains from your being and motivating yourself seems next to impossible. What do you do?

Well the truth is that no one is alone. There is a God who is real and loves us more than anything in this world can offer. I can't tell you the number of times that I've felt unwanted but when I have those feelingsm I've brought them before the throne of God. It's at those intimate times where I'm laid bare emotionally before God that I realize how badly I need him in my life. That's the place that I find security, hope, love and an assurance that I'm going to be all right, no matter the situation I'm going through.

I want to encourage any of my readers who are struggling through tough times to please bring them before God and lay those feelings or burdens down at his feet. Let him be your strength. We were never created to be alone.

Daniel L Carter is the author of The Unwanted Trilogy (OakTara), a Christian paranormal science fiction series and blog owner of A Christian Man's Perspective.

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