It is important to be know that the “emptiness” felt in this struggle is normal. Trying to fill that space with the wrong kind of reassurance leads to an even greater void. Recognizing that the deep sensation of emptiness is not a reflection on you or your value helps to reorient. Someone’s favoritism of another person over you, has nothing to do with the real you, only the perceived you in their faulty perception. Which brings us to our second point, more often than not, it is not you, but something amiss in the heart of a favorer.
Consider David the shepherd boy in the Bible. Even the prophet Samuel (a man of God) erroneously miscalculated his value, favoring the impressive. When God called Samuel to anoint His choice for a new king from among Jesse’s sons, David was not first, second, or third …but eighth choice in Samuel’s estimation. My goodness! talk about not measuring up!
Do you remember what God said to Samuel regarding this error of judgement?
“The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”(1 Samuel 16:7)
The Scripture is replete with similar scenarios. Consider for yourself the great men and women used of God. Were they not second choice in the world’s eyes? What about Gideon? How about Joseph? Think about Esther, and don’t forget the impoverished Mary. The list goes on.
Based on God’s Word we can confidently assert that not measuring up by the world’s standards is never a deterrent. In God’s economy it is rather a catalyst for great things. Extraordinary adventures await those who are overlooked in this this world!
“…But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. God chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things—and the things that are not—to nullify the things that are, so that no one may boast before him.”
(1 Cor 1:26-29)
Blue Skies: Beyond The Dark Clouds Of Broken Thinking inspires freedom from the emotions that hold us captive in feeling second best. In God’s economy we are never second choice.
Discover how to manage difficult emotions such as insecurity, inferiority, anxiety, discouragement, depression, hopelessness, etc.
Using Philippians 4:8 as the fulcrum, Blues Skies leads the reader on a transformative journey for the mind.