Do you ever find yourself feeling alone? Sometimes you may feel so surrounded by so many people that you feel overwhelmed or excited and the next moment… “Where did everybody go?” Do you ever wonder, “If I died today, who would come to my funeral?” or other such nonsensical thoughts? Sometimes we just miss the mark. There may be things that God wants us to accomplish for Him today but we get off focus and think about ourselves and our “self esteem” takes a plunge. Note the words of Jesus above: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.”
Our focus is now Christ. Our source of hope, peace and purpose is only found in Him:
“…let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider Him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart” (Hebrews 12:1-3, NIV).
Our focus should no longer be self-esteem, because our value is not found in our achievements, titles or monetary wealth; our value is found in Christ. We must fix our eyes on Him to fulfill the purpose and meaning of “Christian.” We are in Christ. We are not alone. Jesus understood that He was never alone because His Father was with Him. We understand that we are never alone because we have the Father, the Spirit and Jesus. And in addition to all of this, we have the Body of Christ and we can experience great things together if we keep our focus on Jesus. WE ARE NOT ALONE.
If you feel like you cannot continue with life, that you are serving God and no one really appreciates the effort that you put forward, and/or you have used up every last bit of strength that you have and feel so alone, then do a reality check. God has promised to never leave us, never forsake us. We are not alone, and our greatest value, energy and joy well up from within us when we lose ourselves in Christ. Let’s take up our crosses and follow our Leader, who endured the worst of situations, and overcame them. Please, do not grow weary, but remember where we are going, as Galatians 6:9-10 (NIV) states: “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”
Love in Jesus,