Last picked or sometimes not picked at all. All those around you seem to easily make friends, but not you. When you open your mouth, all the wrong words come out. You want to be chosen, seen, but you are forgotten, invisible. You watch as those you want to connect with, walk right past you on to others. You desperately want to reach out but feel inadequate and bothersome. You wonder if there is sign on you, something like the scarlet letter, that makes people avoid you. You believe God is real and His Word is true…for everyone but you.
My friend, you are letting the voice of the enemy in to your head. The enemy says you are not enough, God doesn’t see you, no one sees you or wants you, you have no place in the body. God says you are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). If you believe in (agree with and act in obedience to) Christ and have repented of your sins, you are part of the body of Christ. Every body part has a purpose and the body cannot function properly or in a healthy way without every part. You are needed. You have value.
The enemy wants to keep you down, keep you from knowing the truth of who you are. You are:
Coheir with Christ (Romans 8:17)
You are God’s workmanship (Ephesians 2:10)
You were chosen in Him before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:4)
You are God’s temple and His Spirit lives in you (1 Corinthians 3:16)
You are blessed in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ (Ephesians 1:3)
You are so loved by God that He calls you His child (1 John 3:1)
God’s Word is truth. He is not a man that He should lie (Numbers 23:19).
You cannot have a true belief in God’s love, in His sovereignty if you believe it stops with you. His love, His power, His truth reaches all. Believe His Word and know how much He loves you and how much value you have to Him and His body.
Keep showing up. Keep pushing through, seeking God and walking in obedience to Him. Know that He is not finished with you yet. He has begun a good work in you and He will complete it. (Philippians 1:6)