We’ve all experienced the sting of being left out. Haven’t we?
Or we’ve been the ones to leave others out, hopefully unintentionally.
Being the new girl in town many times over has never been easy. I always tried my best to find a group of women to fit in with and make connections, but as I’ve gotten older my heart hasn’t been the most open to new things.
It’s hard to move away from friends who feel like family.
It’s tiring to continue putting myself out there when another move is lingering in the background noise.
It’s overwhelming to keep rebuilding my life.
Maybe you’ve moved too. Or maybe you are entering a different season of life, joining a new church, or choosing to go a different path than your old friends.
Whatever the case may be, it is not easy to see other women in community when you are the one standing outside the circle.
My heart has often ached for my friends that I spent so much time with, and the expectation I have for new relationships may be a bit too high. I tend to think things will develop the same as before, and then am let down when God has a completely different plan.
I let my faith in God waver when I don’t trust His timing.
When I’m alone and questioning the times I feel left out God meets me in the musings with reassurance and love. My prayer to Him is often emotional and raw, but I know He wants to commune with me anyway. After all, He created me to crave community. He knows the deepest desires of my heart.
He knows yours, too.
The next time you see women laughing and talking pray God will give you your own community of friends and sister in faith, and He will continually provide. Just maybe not as you planned!
When was the last time you felt left out? How did God meet you in that place?