is there anyone else out there like me, stuck in wanting to be liked by all? i say 'stuck' as if it's a temporary thing. but you know, you seek to be liked. and maybe it's not something you'd readily admit. it might not be an outward showing as you want to remain tough and strong, but deep down inside it's something you desire. it's wanting that validation from those close to you, to a stranger in a store.
we just want to be liked by everyone.
that doesn't sound unrealistic, does it?
i was really thinking about this today. and as i was driving, this concept was put into perspective for me. call it a divine intervention, if you want. i came to realize that not everyone likes God, so how can i expect everyone to like me.
did you catch that....not everyone likes God, so how can i expect everyone to like me?
in fact, there's times when i know i don't like God and i don't like myself, so why hold others to that same level? and really, does it matter in the big picture if other's don't like me? no, it really doesn't.
and when i think of things that way, it's a little easier to swallow, a little easier to digest.
i have to realize that no, people aren't going to always like me. God and i will just have to live with that.
for some reason, knowing that i'm not alone and that He's with me in this makes a difference.