I have a cute, casual Spring outfit to show you today. I am wearing a LuLaRoe shirt that I have been wearing this winter with leggings. It has such a fun pattern and also some green in it for St. Patrick’s Day.
My jeans are from American Eagle, and my black, lace up shoes are from TJ Maxx. I am also wearing my gold statement neckless. I love that it goes well with most any outfit.
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Please keep reading as I talk about feeling lonely, unpopular, and left out. While we most often associate these feelings with being a teenager, adults of all ages can feel this way too. I want to talk today about the One who always wants to know and spend time with you.
May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
Recently, Dressed In Faith was followed on a social media account by a pretty famous person. I had come across this celebrity’s name, decided to follow him, and he followed me back. I couldn’t believe it! Everyday afterwards, I kept checking to see if he was still following me. I noticed this celebrity had very few followers and was following some other non famous people like myself, so I doubled check to make sure this was who I thought it was. It was and looked like he was just new to this social network. Now, this person is a “he,” and I do write a blog geared toward women. I thought maybe his wife had discovered my blog, or maybe, he really enjoyed the devotional section. Whatever the reason, I was beyond excited! This could be an opportunity for my blog to reach a much bigger audience.
Then about five days later, I checked my social media account to find he had stopped following me. This celebrity had gained about a million followers of his own and now only followed other celebrities. Now, I don’t have any hard feelings towards this person. I am pretty new to social media, and my husband reminded me that it is likely he has someone else handle his account for him. I also have no idea what celebrities have to put up with or go through living in the public’s eye. I pretty much just laughed about the whole thing, yet I must admit deep down I felt a little disappointed.
This made me start reflecting on some things I had to deal with growing up and that have even carried over into adulthood. I grew up a very lonely, shy, and awkward preacher’s daughter. The fact is, there are some unrealistic expectations and unfair stereotypes often placed on preachers kids. We moved around a lot which made making many friendships and certainly any lasting ones impossible. I was not a popular kid. In fact, I felt like I was hardly noticed. Today, I am still not the most popular person around, though I certainly have some good friends. I am not the one everyone comes running up to speak with when entering a room. I am still a little shy, and I don’t have a full social calendar.
Yet, I can tell you I am never alone, because Jesus wants to be right beside me. I am most popular with him. He notices me and wants to know everything about me. He wants to run up and speak with me whenever I walk into his presence. He invites me to all his gatherings. He loves me like no other.
I want to encourage all of you today who are feeling lonely or like you are hardly noticed. You have a Savior who loves you. You are number one to him. He is chasing after you and wants you to come into his presence.