It is quite easy to get lost in the crowd – to fade away into the background.
There are times when it may seem as if no one even realizes that you exist, let alone are right there beside them, perhaps even trying to fit in with them!
Have you experienced this? I think most of us have from time to time.
No matter how hard you seem to try, the reactions of others (and/or lack thereof) make you realize that somehow you have put on your invisible suit once more.
Some of us may actually like to live life this way. Perpetually blending in the background, not to be noticed.
Some of us are the total opposite and desire to be up front, in the lime light, and feel like we might curl up and die if people do not notice us.
There is a balance – we must find it – that balance rests in our identity in Christ Jesus!
Here are some great resources to help guide you into what His Word says about your TRUE identity:
Once we KNOW who we are in Him and Who He IS in us, it matters no longer whether people notice us or not. We remain satisfied in the fact that God calls us His own – we are His children and He loves us, unconditionally.
We change our focus from trying to please people (or avoid people) to desiring to live our lives pleasing to Christ.
When we stand firm in our identity – when we wear the garments of His righteousness we will find that even if we say nothing – people will notice us. Rather, they will see His glory upon us. They will be drawn towards His light shining in and through our lives. They will sense that deeply rooted peace, the overflowing joy will affect them, and they themselves will desire to know what we have!
The suit of invisibility disappears! The prideful ‘look at me’, ‘see what I can do’ disappears!
What an amazing thing!
God ALWAYS sees us! He ALWAYS loves us! We belong to Him and He has wonderful things in store for each one of us.
So . . . cast off your old self . . . the prideful “look at me” or the “invisible” (let me stay hidden) self . . . and raise your eyes, your hands, your very being to the Lord in praise . . . “HERE I AM . . . THANK YOU, LORD!”
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