You like me, you really like me!

get-attachment.aspxSally Field will probably never live down standing in front of the Academy Awards audience, and uttering those words! Actually, I didn’t see anything wrong with it; she expressed her happiness at impressing her peer group and had the Oscar in her hand to prove it! Obviously I am watching the Oscars!

In grade school, if there were ever a team to be chosen, one person on each side would call a name until everyone had been picked. What you didn’t want was to be picked LAST, that was just plain embarrassing! When I was in the 10th grade, being the new kid, I was chosen last until one day we played kick ball! I was a MASTER of the game! I could kick the ball out of the park, and everybody wanted me on their team, but when it came time to play basketball my 5’2 frame couldn’t jump high enough to throw a ball into the basket, nor guard anyone…they were able to just throw the ball over my head…so I was back to being chosen last!

We all want to be important to someone, to be the most important person in at least one person’s life at least I did… I still do. There is one time that I always feel first, that is when I have my prayer time with my Lord. There have been times that I haven’t felt close enough to Him and maybe a little jealous because I would see Him working through someone, feel their anointing or hear them give a wonderful sermon, maybe read something wonderfully inspired that they have written, and then I would wonder if I could ever earn being first, even with God.

You have children who need you for everything in their little world, then they grow up and have spouses of their own, and you WANT that for them, want them to be happy, but then you are left, again. So what is the solution for this? Are you there? If you read the Psalms you find that David felt alone, a lot, but he found consolation in his Lord way out in desert places caring for his sheep. I am not trying to sound pitiful here, just explaining something that I feel in my spirit that a lot of us experience, are there any honest people out there?

So with my dad gone I still have my aging mother who needs me which makes the fact that both of my children are grown and married easier to bear, but the good news is that I have found a friend that sticks closer than a brother Proverbs 18:24 and He is always there for me in any crisis! I don’t have to call Him on the cell phone, or try to find Him, all I have to do is call out His name. “You just call out my name, and you know where ever I am, I’ll come running to see you again. Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, all you have to do is call and I’ll be there, yes I will, You’ve got a friend” There is a wonderful scripture that really gives me all the assurance that the wounded ego of a young girl, or middle-aged wife ever needs: John 15:16 You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit-fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in My name.

So what is my job, the most important thing I can do since He has done me the great favor of choosing me? It is to bear fruit, to help where I can, someone, anyone find the Lord, to show His love and compassion in my everyday life, to represent Him in the best way possible. I am so proud that He chose me and guess what, He chose you too!  #weareimportanttoGod

One Reply to “You like me, you really like me!”

  1. As a kid growing up seeking positive affirmation from one’s Father you reach a point where you are so hungry you will take it any place you can get it. Unfortunately you turn to peers & try to be the group leader in everything possible. In your mind you say this is that way you will be liked & accepted. It works to some degree but soon due to no fault of your own things change & you are slowly being passed over for others. That’s when the heart aches comes & that drives you to reach out more, try harder, you know you can do it. One refuses to accept failure so you push on. The result is either you succeed or you turn most of your peers against you. Lucky for me I had two teachers who really liked me & took me aside & talked to me. Except for them I would have been a failure & probably a very lonesome kid in class. They settled me down & refocused my direction in life. One was my band teacher & he treated me like his own son. My senior year he appointed me drum major. Along with it came the opportunity to teach two different second band classes & the junior high school band across the street from the high school. (Had to have a sub teacher set in the classes at the Jr High per school rules). It turned me around as the band was really great that year. At Senior Day trials at the University we even beat out the UA band in overall award. Never happened before or since. The affirmation didn’t come until I was 57 years old. I have told you about that before. We all have the need to be accepted & each of us reacts in different ways whether we know it or not. As a Christian I know without a shadow of doubt I am accepted in the love of the Lord & I am secure in His love, mercy & grace. That’s all that counts. We grow as a person depending on how we handle issues in our life growing up. Thanks to two teachers that were more than teachers I was able to grow upward instead of failing & losing out. God bless. This one was hard to say what I wanted to say without throwing rocks at anyone. I thank the Lord for you everyday. You truly are a blessing to me in so many ways.


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