Why Do I Feel So Alone?
I feel so out of place. I feel so unloved. I feel left out, like no one wants to even talk to me. I don’t even know if I want to be around people. I can’t even hold a conversation. I feel sad all the time. I feel defeated. I feel hopeless. Why am I even here?
If you have ever said any of those things to yourself, you know what I’m talking about. Loneliness…it’s a hard place. And let me tell you, you’re not alone. So many girls your age feel the exact same way.
Sometimes that loneliness comes when we lose a relationship or maybe a loved one. One thing I talk about with my daughter is that in the teen years, your friends are going to choose to go one of two ways…they are either going to choose to go all in with God, or they are going to choose to follow the culture. When those friends, the ones that you have had since you were in kindergarten…or the ones that you were super close to begin to make decisions that are leading them away from God, it’s up to us to try to help point them in the right direction, but if they don’t want anything to do with it, we have to make the hard decision to let them go.
Sometimes the loneliness is sparked when a love one that we were closed to passes away and it’s tough.
Sometimes that loneliness is triggered by being excluded from friends, other teens our age, our family and when that happens it can make you feel like, “What’s wrong with me?”
First of all, let me just tell you…there is nothing wrong with you. You are amazing and that’s not a lie. That is truth. You have the creator of the universe who planned out every little detail about you before He even formed the world. Jeremiah 1:5, God is telling this to Jeremiah, but it’s just as much for you as well. He says, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. I approved of you as my chosen instrument. Before you were born, I set you apart and I called you to be a difference maker.” I’m totally paraphrasing that last part, but it’s truth!
The biggest reason, though, that we feel lonely, is because it’s an outright attack from satan himself. He wants nothing more to make you think that you are worthless so that you detach yourself and isolate yourself from everyone else. And…if the enemy wants to attack you, you know how he does it? He uses people.
Check out this week's episode and learn how you can overcome loneliness once and for all!
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