Have you ever thought about what super power you would have?
Well when I was at school my friends used to call me ‘The Invisible Girl’. It was a funny little joke about how teachers would regularly overlook me or miss when I answered a question. Many times in my life I have had the unwanted super power of invisibility.
Growing up in church you meet a lot of different people. There have been a lot of times when I would met someone and we would have ourselves a lovely conversation. Then the very next week they would ask if it was my first time there.
The Invisible Girl strikes again!
Until the last year or so being invisible felt like part of who I was, I often felt forgotten or un-noticed. That I was only known and remembered for the people I was around – the “oh your so-and-so’s friend” was a regular comment for me. I am not the loudest or most boisterous of people so tend to get lost in the crowd. I’m definitely more of a small group kind of gal!
Feeling invisible or being overlooked can really hurt. You feel less important than those who are louder than you. You feel like your input doesn’t matter. You feel like your personality isn’t as fun and outgoing as those who are the life of the party.
But I have come to realise that God sees me. I’m not The Invisible Girl to him. He notices and values me. Always. When I am sitting on my own at church. When I am studying. When I am having a bad day. When I am driving or cooking or crying. He sees it all!
And no matter what my personality is or where I am or what I am doing, He knows and understands what is going on for me. He doesn’t want me to change. He loves that I am awkward and a little shy, He loves that you have no fear and can talk to anyone and everyone or that you can sing to a bunch of people or that you would prefer to be at home with family.
So be an introvert, be an extravert, be shy, be loud, be creative, be logical, be strong, be kind, be thoughtful, BE YOURSELF.