Invisible: impossible to see or not easily noticed; hidden (The Free Dictionary). The opposite of that would be “un-invisible” – being seen despite the feeling of being unnoticed. Deep down, we all want to be noticed. We want someone to really see us and crave to be loved, despite our flaws and quirks.
I recently participated with a group of women from my church in a book study of Beth Moore’s book, So Long Insecurity. Beth makes a consistent point of urging us to show girls and younger women what it means to be secure. She talks about how we’re bombarded with images of how we should look and what we should wear – all in the pursuit of being beautiful. She poses a question several times in the book: “what would you say to girls today?” I’ve been unable to get that question out of my head. What I would tell them are the very things I secretly want to hear as well:
God loves you. He loves your friends and the person sitting beside you but He also loves you. He has the most amazing plans for you.
Jeremiah 29:11: I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for (Message).
He thinks you’re beautiful – exactly as you are. There’s absolutely nothing you have to do in order to make Him love you more. He made you just as you are – don’t think for a second that He messed up. You are not a mistake or a failure. He had a plan for you and saw you before you were even born.
Psalm 139: 13-16: For You did form my inward parts; You did knit me together in my mother’s womb.I will confess and praise You for You are fearful and wonderful and for the awful wonder of my birth! Wonderful are Your works, and that my inner self knows right well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was being formed in secret [and] intricately and curiously wrought [as if embroidered with various colors] in the depths of the earth [a region of darkness and mystery]. Your eyes saw my unformed substance, and in Your book all the days [of my life] were written before ever they took shape, when as yet there was none of them (Amplified).
God cares about all of the little things you care about. He’s not too busy for you or forgotten about you. He’s put gifts and abilities in you for a specific purpose. Even though you might feel you’ve wandered off the path He has for you, He’s waiting for you to come back; it’s not too late and you’re not lost.
Don’t get impatient as you wait (way easier said than done, I know). Maybe you’re waiting for the right job or the right guy to come along. Sister in Christ, trust His timing. I know it’s tempting to run ahead and settle for less than His best but wait and “rest in hope” (Psalm 16:9). His plans are beyond what you can possibly imagine!
Ephesians 3:20: Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]– (Amplified).
Know He’s working things out for you, even though you might not be able to see it. You know God loves you enough to give His Son for you so trust that He wants the absolute best for you. Let that truth seep into the deepest parts of your heart and soul, chasing away the doubts that try to linger. He loves you so much. Even when you feel no one sees you, you’re always un-invisible to Him.
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